The DA visited Kwanele Primary school yesterday to assess progress since exposing poor learning conditions at the school last month. Learners were taught in a bus and overcrowded classrooms.
It is reported that on Wednesday, MEC Lesufi donated a cheque of R400 000 along with stationery and school bags on behalf of OR Tambo International Airport to Kwanele Primary. OR Tambo also donated a mobile library to the school shortly after the DA’s expose.
We welcome the initiatives of the private sector to assist Kwanele Primary
We welcome the initiatives of the private sector to assist Kwanele Primary and would like to thank OR Tambo Airport for their handsome donations, but this does not exonerate the Gauteng Education Department from their responsibilities.
It is regrettable that staff members and parents are allegedly facing intimidation from the department led by MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi and other senior officials of the Department. They are allegedly told not to talk to the DA as they will face consequences.
We will continue to put pressure to MEC Lesufi to build brick and mortar school at Kwanele Primary in Katlehong.
MEC Lesufi should focus on providing quality education
MEC Lesufi should focus on providing quality education across the board and not intimidate parents and school staff members who he has let down.
The DA will continue to conduct inspections to ensure that all learners and teachers are in a conducive learning and teaching environment.
Khume Ramulifho, MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education
082 398 7375