Roodepoort Primary: Lesufi calls for peace

The school, which has been marred by violent protests, is due to open its doors to learners tomorrow.

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi arriving at the Roodepoort Primary School on 08 September. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has met with teachers and management at Roodepoort Primary School, where he's discussed a crucial catch-up plan for pupils who have missed at least three months of the curriculum.

The west rand school is set to re-open tomorrow in the wake of ongoing disruptions and protests.

Lesufi says while he is confident that the school is ready to open tomorrow, the next few hours are crucial.

"It's a crucial eleventh-hour process that we are engaged in. I will also request you [the community] to assist us to manage this. It's not an easy task."

He says the department will do everything it can to ensure the children are safe but also says it's up to the community to maintain peace in the area.

"We are bringing everyone so that everyone can come here and say 'we can guarantee that everything is fine'."

The MEC says after an inspection he is satisfied with school's condition.

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