With Schools re-opening , the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called the Gauteng Department and its MEC, Panyaza Lesufi to prioritize by equipping the disadvantaged schools with adequate resources and infrastructure.
This follows by the recent visit to the underprivileged community school at Raymond Mhlaba Secondary School in Tshepisong where the school is the top Performing in the Gauteng province having the legacy of achieving outstanding matric results yearly.
Good results, dedication, commitment and strong leadership done by the school and the principal, the school has achieved over 95% in the past 5 years followed by 98% matric pass rate with only three learners failing.
However with such good results, like many other schools within the province, Raymond Mahlaba Secondary School has been facing challenges with the lack of sport facilities, science laboratory and a library to assist learners. The DA has demanded the MEC to prioritize with resources to the township schools.
With the schools legacy, there is high demand from the parents with the enrollment for their children.
Due to the good legacy of this school there is a huge demand from parents to enroll their children. With the learner enrolment being high, resulting in the ill-equipped laboratories that are being used as classrooms, the school lacks proper science laboratories and equipment.
In a statement that was revealed by the DA, gauteng needs such schools with the good work, and the department must ensure they provide support to such schools so that they can maintain their performance standard and remain competitive.
Furthermore, as schools are re-opening today across the province, various schools will be visited to check the availability of resources, and how will teaching and learning be conducted and also the interaction with teachers and learners.