Learners at Tsoseletso International School in Ratlou continue to use dilapidated old school while state of the art building remains unused. According to the Democratic Alliance, learners are also forced to make use of broken chairs and desks.

Joe McGluwa – DA North West Premier Candidate said following a recent oversight inspection to the Tsoseletso Intermediate School in Ratlou, the Democratic Alliance established that the newly built school, at a cost of R33 million, remain unused, while learners and teachers are forced to learn and work in the dilapidated and unsafe structures of the old school.

“The DA will today write to the MEC for Education, Sello Lehari, calling on him to account and ensure that the new buildings become operational immediately and that measures are taken to ensure that the school receives adequate water supply.

There is a lack of adequate water supply, leaving learners and teachers without any access to clean drinking water and sanitation. The DA is concerned that a lack of water supply, especially during the current heatwave, places learners and teachers at risk of dehydration and heatstroke,” said McGluwa.