North West school gets a make over

Friday, October 5, 2018

The North West remains committed to improving the quality of education in the province, through state-of-the-art school infrastructure, says Premier Job Mokgoro.

The Premier opened newly built classrooms, an administration block and renovated buildings at Reuben Monareng Primary School, Rustenburg on Thursday.

Professor Mokgoro told pupils and teachers at the school that good infrastructure contributes to great results.

“Your commitment and passion for teaching and bringing good results can only be enhanced by these clean and better state-of-the-art structures.

“As a caring government we have the responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a conducive environment. This gives us hope as government that we’re on the right track to produce great future leaders,” he said.

The primary school, which is located in Tlhabane, was established in 1959 and had old structures. The addition of new classrooms coupled with the renovation of other structures on the school premises by the provincial Department of Education and Sport Development were done to the tune of R9.7 million.

The new construction and renovations at the school began in 2016.

The official opening of the facilities was part of a series of completed service delivery projects that the Premier is handing over in line with his second 100 days in office plan of action.  

The Premier said better infrastructure will not mean anything if teachers, learners and parents are not united in delivering good quality education.

“The provincial government wants better and improved results. Mutual respect must reign amongst teachers, learners and parents. In that way we can’t fail in performing better.”

The Premier also spoke against ill-discipline at schools.

Principal of the school, Amos Mosweu, said the school was in need of new infrastructure.

“Due to the increasing number of learners enrolling in our school which is now sitting at 817, we needed more classrooms and to renovate others.

“After our request we saw the project commence and now we are going to occupy bigger and better classrooms. Our government is responsive. Now our school can compete not only with good results but with great infrastructure too,” said Mosweu.

MEC for Education and Sport Development, Sello Lehari, thanked the school for their patience, saying more schools in the province will benefit from such projects. –