MEC LEHARI APPEALS FOR LEARNERS TO BE ALLOWED BACK TO SCHOOL
The North West Education and Sport Development MEC, Sello Lehari is appealing to parents to allow learners to come back to school after the protracted protests experienced within the areas of Mafikeng and nearby villages.
Since last week Wednesday, 18 April 2018, schools in Montshiwa near Mafikeng were disrupted; learners were chased out of school by the unknown mobs. Teaching and learners was extremely affected as protests stretched to many parts of the province.
The North West Education and Sport Development MEC, Sello Lehari appeals to all parents affected by protests to allow learners to return to school.
“As a department we are appealing from parents in the areas affected by protests to allow learners to come back to school. This quarter for education it is very short and learners have already lost three days of teaching and learning. We have been assured by safety departments that there is high police visibility in the affected areas. Parents are requested to only heed and respond to communication sent to them by school principals where their children attend schooling and not from unconfirmed sources”, said MEC Lehari.
Our teachers responded in different schools in high numbers and are already in schools. We look forward to maximum learner attendance since the situation is calm around Mafikeng.