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Vuwani schools expected to return to normal

Some children returned to their classrooms yesterday after missing school for three months.

Tshinavhe Secondary School in Vuwani is one of the schools damaged during protests in the area earlier this year. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

VUWANI - The Basic Education Department says it expects schools in Vuwani in Limpopo to return to normal within a week.

Some children returned to their classrooms yesterday after missing school for three months.

Angry residents vandalised or burnt more than 20 schools in May, protesting over the merging of the Malamulele Municipality with Vuwani.

While some schools opened yesterday, the department's spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says there's still a lot of work to be done to assist Vuwani pupils.

"We need all hands on deck; extended teaching time during the day, extended teaching days during the week to ensure we cover as much as possible."

An 18-year-old learner says he dreams of going to university in Cape Town. "I'd like to go for my Bachelors in accounting. That will be a great thing to do."

Children and parents are expected to clean the vandalised schools soon.

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