School receives welcome aid

2020-01-22 06:01
The new fence at Sikulwazi Secondary School. photo: andile sithole

The new fence at Sikulwazi Secondary School. photo: andile sithole

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LEARNING and teaching in unpleasant conditions will soon be a thing of the past at Sikulwazi Secondary School outside Greytown, after the Kwa­Zulu-Natal Department of Education stepped in to offer assistance starting with the erection of fencing around the school.

Last year, the Greytown Gazette published a story about the poor conditions at the school that pupils and teachers had to contend with on a daily basis.

A teacher at the school who was not authorised to talk to the media on record said that after the article was published in the Gazette, the school received numerous calls from business owners who wanted to assist.

“Fencing was completed last year and we are happy to see the progress being made at the school,” said the teacher.

“The school is in dire need of proper classrooms. At the moment, pupils are still sharing dry-wall classroom units that were provided to us by the department in 2017.”

Teachers said the fence will prevent herds of cows from roaming onto the school premises at night.

Previously, pupils had to start their morning cleaning up dung in the classrooms before learning could begin.

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