Willow Crescent Secondary School
The DA visited the Willow Crescent Secondary School in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, to assess infrastructure conditions as classrooms were burnt down 5 years ago.
Since the fire in the 2011, three classroom have not been repaired. Conditions at the school are appalling and not conducive to teaching or learning.
The school structures are in violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and has been served with an order to comply with Environmental Health Standards.
The schools lights don’t function, classrooms have no doors, toilets are not meeting norms and standards and ceilings are falling apart.
Despite the crumbling infrastructure, Willow Crescent has managed a Matric pass rate of 73% in the 2015 academic year.
The DA has submitted questions to the MEC for oral reply in the Legislature to establish whether there are any plans to fix the deteriorating infrastructure.
The DA will propose alternative solutions to prioritise school infrastructure in this year’s budget debate vote.
Conducive learning and teaching environments are non-negotiable. Instead of spending R90 million in building one school, the MEC must focus on getting the basics right in all schools in the province.
Khume Ramulifho MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education
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