Malamulele school to receive mobile classrooms

The classrooms were expected to be delivered on Thursday.

FILE: Mobile classrooms. Picture: Janine Willemans/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Limpopo Education Department on Thursday announced that mobile classrooms would be delivered to one of the schools burnt down in Malamulele.

Five schools were torched in the area since violent protests began six weeks ago.

The town had been on lock-down with residents demanding their own municipality.

The department said only administrative blocks were destroyed at four of the schools, so teaching has continued.

But for students at one high school, an alternative space has been arranged by the department.

The department's Paena Galane said the classrooms would be delivered on Thursday.

"We will have a movement starting from today, of mobile classes to the school"

Schools in the area opened on Tuesday for the first time this year, after residents agreed to suspend the lockdown.

The department said about 100 students, who were unable to write their supplementary exams, have now been able to sit for their exams this week.

It said a catch-up programme would also be implemented to ensure students were not disadvantaged by the delay in the reopening of schools