Saturday, December 18, 2021

WCED appeals to public to keep an eye out on schools during festive season

The Western Cape’s Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer has appealed to the public to keep an eye out on schools, as they are regularly vandalized and burgled during the festive season.

Over the December and January holidays last year, there were 59 reported incidents - 48 were minor, four were major and seven were attempts.

Schäfer says it’s under pressure as budget constraints hamper its ability to fix school infrastructure.

The department recruited holiday security at 477 of its province’s schools at high-risk areas

‘’Please keep a close eye on your local school this festive season. If you see anything suspicious, please report it to SAPS or the Safe School Hotline on 0800 45 46 47, immediately.’’

‘’Our schools have enough to worry about already. We must do everything we can to avoid to this burden,’’ added Schäfer

 

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Done By: Mitchum George

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