On Thursday, 07 April 2016, the North West Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Education, Sports, Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs will be conducting an oversight at Maiketlo Primary School in Morokweng to inspect the school’s infrastructure and check whether the conditions at the school are conducive for teaching and learning at 10h00. Maiketlo is an inclusive school that also accommodates learners with minor learning barriers.

According to preliminary research done by the Legislature, the school building which was built by the community is dilapidated and has never been renovated by the department. The department has also never trained the teachers to deal with learners with special needs and the school’s infrastructure does not care for learners with special needs.

Senior management from the Department of Education and Sports Development will be present to respond to issues that will be raised by Members of the Portfolio Committee.

All members of the media are invited to attend. For more information contact Namhla Luhabe at 079 527 0628.