A extreme storm in Cape City on July 12 triggered vital injury to Nomzamo Excessive College, destroying prefabricated school rooms and bathrooms
Ntsiki Dlulani, head of Equal Schooling (EE) within the Western Cape stated:
“The storm proved that prefab constructions are unsafe for learners. We’re uninterested in shortcuts.”
She led about 30 folks throughout a picket outdoors the Western Cape Schooling Division’s (WCED) metro east workplaces in Kuilsriver on Wednesday. They’re demanding that the prefabricated, short-term constructions at Nomzamo Excessive College get replaced with brick school rooms.
VARIOUS SCHOOLS LINK UP FOR PROTEST
Picketers included learners from excessive colleges comparable to Nomzamo Excessive, Khanyolwethu Excessive and Gordon Secondary College.
A extreme storm in Cape City on 12 July triggered vital injury to elements of Nomzamo Excessive, overturning and destroying a lot of the prefabricated school rooms and bathrooms. The WCED has since changed the broken prefabricated constructions with new ones.
“The regulation says that colleges made out of mud, zinc, containers, ought to be eradicated and be constructed with correct infrastructure. In 2017 the identical learners right here right now got here to this metro east district to demand the plan for when their faculty can be constructed. This isn’t solely restricted to Nomzamo Excessive, there’s additionally Bardale Excessive and Major in Mfuleni which can be constructed with prefabs.”
STORM HIGHLIGHTS UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT
Dlulani stated the storm merely highlighted that the prefab constructions are unsafe for learners.
She additional acknowledged that:
“Changing container school rooms with containers isn’t an answer. What occurs when there’s one other storm? It’s pure luck that learners and lecturers weren’t at college through the storm.”
Learners have additionally complained that the prefabs turn into scorching throughout summer time and really chilly in winter. “They will’t be taught in these situations,” stated Dlulani.
Grade 11 learner at Nomzamo Excessive Imikha Fanti had this to say:
“We would like the schooling division to acknowledge that prefabs will not be protected. We demand that the division present us a plan of how they’ll construct the varsity, earlier than extra grades return to high school.”