Tshwane West Education District
The Tshwane West Education District office has no electricity supply, negatively impacting on the ability of schools in the area to carry out their duties.
The DA conducted an oversight visit to the office today, only to find that the office has been without electricity since Monday. There have been no assurances from the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) as to when power will be restored to the facility.
As the new school year has only just got underway, it is beyond belief that there are already challenges like this at the Tshwane West Education District office. This will have a substantial impact on teaching and learning.
It is not clear whether the situation is due to a financial shortfall, as has been experienced in the case of teachers who marked 2016 grade 12 examination papers.
District offices must always be capacitated, so that quality services are rendered to schools. Staff at this office have been reporting to work yet cannot perform their duties.
Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, must urgently rectify this situation before another critical week of school support is lost.
DA Gauteng Education Shadow MEC
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