Facelift for Ennerdale school following protests

Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona addresses the concerns about school infrastructure in Ennerdale.

ENNERDALE - Oakdale secondary school will soon receive a facelift following a violent protest by community members.

The Gauteng Education Department says the process of fixing the school will commence soon.

WATCH: Ennerdale school structural problems keep pupils at home

On Monday, the community of Ennerdale took to the streets over the school's poor infrastructure.

A mobile classroom was set alight.

Police arrested five people for public violence.

UPDATE: Police fire rubber bullets at Ennerdale protesters

The community wants Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to come and address them.

Steve Mabona, spokesperson for the department in Gauteng, says the budget for a new school has already been approved.

"We requested to replace the school. That process has been done, it will soon commence," said Mabona.

"We need to remove the mobile classes which are not being utilised."

Source
eNCA