Mpisane Primary school was officially handed over to the community of New Forest earlier today by the Department of Education MEC, Sibusiso Malaza.
Upon handing over the school; the MEC said; “We’re handing over a state of the art school today as part of the journey of celebrating 25 years of democracy.”
“We regard these schools as centres of excellence, whereby we’re calling on communities to entrust us with the responsibility of educating their children,” Malaza added.
The MEC further called on communities to protect schools during community protests; “I can tell you that the department does not have a budget to rebuild schools, therefore, as a community, if you care about the future of your children, you will protect the schools.”
The R31 million-worth school is one of the best performing primary schools in the district, performing above 90% yearly. “It goes out to show that education reaches everywhere, it is a clear indication of our response to better and quality education, even in deep rural areas,” he concluded.