17 January 2013
of a new school being built in Knysna have resulted in pupils being
accommodated in marquees.
This is as coastal
schools re-opened for the 2013 academic year.
Western Cape Education Department Director of Communications Paddy
Attwell said construction delays were caused by additional requirements for
consultation and the weather.
Attwell added that
the Concordia High School would be ready within three weeks.
Attwell said further
discussions with the minority of Concordia residents delayed construction for this
period of about three weeks.
was halted due to the fact that they were unhappy with the site for the school
and rain also played a role in the delaying the construction of the building.
Attwell said that
the marquees and the over rubberised carpeting are very sturdy, they are well lit;
they are waterproof and will compliment the thirteen mobile classrooms already
in place for the learners at the school.
The Department has
already enrolled more than thousand learners for the new temporary school.
Atwell said the
contacts have assured the Department that the remaining fourteen mobile units
and the administration building will be completed in three weeks.
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