Grabouw pupils catch up on missed work


CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education Department on Monday said matrics at the Umyezo Wama Apile Combined School in Grabouw have been putting in long classroom hours in preparation for exams.

The school's grade elevens and twelve students were moved to the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute in Kuilsriver, after overcrowding at the school lead to violent protests.

The learners started at the new facility at the beginning of the second term.

Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant said he believed the learners have adapted well to the new environment.

“They have adapted remarkably well. I think the trick here is the focus with the teachers and additional tutors and working much longer days to make sure they catch up on the work lost.”

(Edited by Lisa Bartlett)