North West Legislature Education Committee Threatens Education Department that its APP will not be Approved if Maiketso Primary and Ramotshodi Secondary is not on their Plans for this Financial year.
The North West Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Education has told the Department of Education that it will not approve the department’s Annual Performance Plan (APP) if the construction of Maiketso Primary School and Ramotshodi Secondary School are not part of their financial plans for this financial year. This means that the department cannot spend its budget for the financial year if the Legislature has not approved its APP. The Committee said this in a meeting with the MEC for the department, Wendy Matsemela and senior management discussing serious infrastructural challenges found during an oversight visit at Maiketso Primary and Ramotshodi Secondary School. The Committee had visited Maiketso Primary School in Morokweng, the only Full-service school in the area offering inclusive education accommodating learners with barriers in all grades. As of 2016, the school has 870 leaners and 26 educators with an average class size of 50 learners although there are classes which have up to 68 learners. There are 13 classrooms but only three (3) are conducive for teaching and learning, the rest are dilapidated. The school was built by the community in 1980 and buildings are not in good condition. Learners use pit toilets and ablution facilities for learners are not enough due to the numbers in the school. The school needs a full-time remedial/learning support educator to support learners as not all educators are trained in...Read More