Schools located in the inland provinces opened their doors to pupils on the 12th of January . These included provinces such as Gauteng, Limpopo , Mpumalanga ,Free State and North West. This time around coastal provinces such as Northern Cape , Eastern Cape , Kwa-Zulu Natal and Western Cape will be doing the same thing .
The Department of Education for Kwa-Zulu Natal reportedly stated that it was ready to welcome back learners .Muzi Mahlambi was asked whether the province was ready to reopen despite the 186 schools having been affected by the storms . In responce, the Head of communication confirmed that the province was ready for the reopening of schools .He said that during the meeting that was held last week on Thursday where the issue of infrastructure was touched .It was revealed that there were 186 schools that were damaged during the December storms . He said that 90 of those would need 188 mobile classrooms .
It was added that 23 schools were severely damaged but a plan was put in place to address the challenges .Muzi went on and spoke about staffing of educators in the province .He said that they were able to recruit more educators this year with the assistance of the Premier .It was revealed that 600 part-time educators were converted into full-time employees . 2600 Promotional posts are reported to have been filled by the department as well .Mr Muzi also said that as far as school nutrition was concerned , they were ready and the service providers were prepared .and up to date .He went on and touched on the issue of transport , in which he said that they were ready .Transport operators were reportedly engaged and are ready to work .There are 67000 learners who are reported to be benefiting from the transport arrangements that have been put in place .
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