Learners in coastal areas of South Africa are counting down days to the reopening of schools .Coastal provinces of South Africa include Kwa-Zulu Natal , Northern Cape , Eastern Cape , and Western Cape . Kwa-Zulu Natal is one of the provinces whose schools will be welcoming back learners for the 2022 academic period .
The inland provinces opened their doors first to the learners on the 12th of January 2022 . As Kwa-Zulu Natal braces itself for the reopening of the schools , the head of Communication for the Department of Education Muzi Mahlambisi confirmed live on national television that there were a total of 186 schools that were affected by the thunderstorms that hit parts of the province . It was such that the Premier for Kwa-Zulu Natal Mr Sihle Zikalala made a call for the affected parts to be declared National State of Disaster . The Head of Communication was invited to share what the department had noted regarding the damaged schools . Muzi said that 23 of the 186 were affected severely and that there were measures in place by the infrastructure team to ensure that everything got sorted .
It was also outlined by Muzi that there were 90 schools that needed mobile classrooms . He said that the department was working on ensuring that they got availed on time . When Muzi was asked whether the 23 severely affected schools would manage to reopen on the 19th of January , he said that the schools would open . He highlighted that even though the financial resources that were needed to ensure that the schools got repaired were high , they would ensure that everything would be in order . It is pleasing to note that there will be no school that will remain shut as a result of the storms that hit Kwa-Zulu Natal.
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