Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Meeting planned as 43 schools in province vandalised

By Chanel September

Forty –three schools were vandalised in the Western Cape during the three week school holiday which ended on Friday.

Damages ranged from the destruction of gates to the wholesale theft of computer equipment.

MEC for Education in the Western Cape Cameron Dugmore said that schools have been under attack from criminals in the last few years.

The MEC spokesperson Gert Witbooi said that important information from Safer Schools programme about which schools had been targeted will be discussed at a meeting.

According to the Cape Times there are 1600 primary and high schools in the province.

The department ensured that after the information was received prioritised funds would be made available for the repairs of schools.


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