Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Many schools in the country lack basic facilities

Lusanda Bill
22 June 2011


An infrastructure report published by the Department of Basic Education shows that more than three-and-a-half-thousand of the country’s public schools have no electricity.

Almost two-and-a-half-thousand have no water supply.

Almost a thousand of the just less than 25-thousand public schools have no toilets.

The Eastern Cape, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal are the worst-off provinces for school infrastructure.

In some schools, 150 pupils are crammed into one classroom.

The department says the infrastructure backlog is being tackled through the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative.

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