Four schools burnt this week in Mpumalanga

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Three classes at Ditau Secondary School in Shatele, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality were engulfed with fire last night.

“This makes it the fourth school to be shattered in ashes in the past five days something that the Department of education condemns in the strongest possible terms.

What concerns the Department most is that Ditau Secondary School is amongst the schools which are underperforming and that this development compromises efforts aimed at improving learner performance, “says Jasper Zwane spokesperson for the department.

Also read: WATCH: School set alight in Matsulu

In 2013 the school obtained 53.3%, In 2014 it obtained 54.5%, in 2016 it obtained 38.5%, in 2016 it obtained 48.8% and in 2017 it obtained 45%.
Out of 551 Secondary schools in the Province Ditau stands at number 525.

This development means that 407 learners from this school will not write the examinations that were due to take place today and classes are suspended.

The Department reiterates its position that it does not have the financial resources to fix the damage that is being caused by some communities.

Meanwhile, classes have resumed at Leftukuthula Primary School in Matsulu Township, Mbombela Local Municipality following a parents meeting that was held yesterday to restore teaching and learning.

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