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A setback for some KZN schools as they will not be reopening on Wednesday

The Kwa-Zulu Natal Education Department is reported to be making an assessment of the damages that came about to schools as a result of the storms . Some schools suffered a setback before the scheduled reopening of schools as a result of the storms and flooding .

The eNCA reporter was asked to confirm if there had been 200 schools that had been damaged . In response , he said that the MEC revealed that they had decided on a decision that prohibits some schools from reopening citing safety concerns for the learners and educators .This decision was taken in connection to what happened in Ladysmith .

Schools will reopen in some parts of the province as scheduled .Emzamweni High in Umgungundlovu suffered some damages but they are not so severe according to the eNCA report .The roofs are however reported to be licking , and some textbooks have reportedly become wet as a result .

The damage is not as bad as those in Ladysmith . It was however revealed that there were 16 mobile classrooms at the schools already .The school reportedly opened last week and Matric learners have already started learning .They started their learning earlier than other learners .

The early return of the learners was not a prerequisite , but it was a voluntary arrangement between the learners as well as the educators .The school had a pass rate of 98% in 2020 . This goes to show the determination of the learners in improving and maintaining a good reputation as far as the pass rate is concerned .

The school is reported to have enrollment issues and it is understandable by the MEC of Education in KZN Mr Kwazi Mshengu for parents to sent or enroll their children to a school whose performance is good .The school is reported to be overcrowded and has insufficient ablution facilities , issues that need to be looked into .

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