Study camp established for Kuruman matrics

The doors of 54 Kuruman schools have been closed since 5 June, affecting close to 500 matrics.

FILE: The doors of 54 Kuruman schools have been closed since 5 June, affecting 17,000 learners. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Department of Basic Education has established a study camp to assist matrics affected by school closures in Kuruman.

The doors of 54 Kuruman schools have been closed since 5 June, affecting 17,000 learners.

Close to 500 matrics have been affected by the closures.

A group known as the Local Road Forum is behind the move and is calling for roads in the area to be tarred before any schooling resumes.

Matters turned violent when schools tried to reopen.

The department's Elijah Mhlanga says some matrics have since returned and are writing their trial exams.

"It should be up and running within a week or two. We are preparing for them to make sure they have all the support required."