Traffic jams at Free State schools
Bloemfontein - There were traffic
jams at some schools in the Free State on Wednesday as parents waited to drop
off their children to start their first day.
Despite this, schooling got under way
without a hitch.
Senior Free State officials also
visited various under-performing secondary schools, alongside Free State
education MEC Tate Makgoe.
Makgoe said he was at the
Vulamango secondary school, in Phahameng, to motivate teachers, the principal
and the 2012 matric pupils.
Last year the school obtained a
pass rate of only 50%.
Students were seemly disinterested
in the school re-opening, but perked up at the excitement caused by Makgoe's
At the Universitas pre-primary
school and Jim Fouche primary school, there was a relaxed atmosphere.
Children and their parents went
there on Tuesday when they were assigned to their classes.
There was great excitement shown
by some pupils at the Universitas pre-primary and while parents could be seen
laughing, others shed a tear or two.