School vandalism costs Education Dept R15m each year
In the latest incident, Eurocon Primary School was burgled and two class rooms were set alight.
CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Department of Education says school vandalism costs them around R15 million every year.
In the latest incident, Eurocon Primary School was burgled and two class rooms were set alight last week, with damages amounting to over R200,000.
It's the second burglary at a school in recent weeks.
The department's Jessica Shelver says, "Vandalism and burglary is on the up, and it costs between R10-15 million a year. It's not in our budget to provide security guards at every school, but at some schools, we have no choice but to."