Eastern Cape and KZN schools still the worst off

By Drum Digital
18 September 2014

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal school are the least developed.

Of the country’s 23 742 public schools, 862 do not have access to water.

Over 1 300 do not have access to electricity and 643 have no sanitation facilities.

Most of these schools are in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga revealed this in parliament today.

The minister says her department has prioritised these schools in their plight to provide basic services.

Regulations prioritising these schools were passed in November 2013 and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal schools can expect to see the necessary changes being made within the next three years.

Of the 5469 schools in the Eastern Cape, 582 are without water, 550 without electricity, and 519 without sanitation.

In KwaZulu-Natal, of the total 5858 public schools, 181 do not have water, 628 do not have electricity, and 81 lack sanitation facilities.

-SAPA

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