Back to school | Parly concerned over school state of readiness

How ready are our schools for the 2022 academic year? Well, the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education is visiting schools to assess their readiness. eNCA speaks to Committee Chair, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba for more. Courtesy #DStv403

PARLIAMENT - Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Education is worried schools are not ready to begin the academic year.

It's been visiting schools around the country.

READ: KZN Storms | Education Dept. rushing to repair 186 damaged schools

The committee says many schools still face a host of problems. It's also concerned that the issues are not new but recurring.                                  

The Basic Education Portfolio Committee's Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba said, "there are some issues of concern: learner transport, issue of delivery of books, infrastructure. some schools are waiting for mobile classes."

"All these are not new. The problem with [the] governmet is leadership changes which is a factor in how we do things."

"When things don't work and you take it to Education Department -- one leader thinks it will work one way then another comes and thinks it's better to do it like that. That's one of the issues."


Paid Content