The Conty Lebepe Foundation has expressed shock at what they say are unacceptable and unsafe conditions that learners from Limpopo rural schools had to learn from. The province obtained a 79.5 percent pass rate during the recently announced Matric results. They finished seventh out of the nine provinces and are the most improved in terms of the results.

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But in a statement issued on Sunday, the foundation pointed out the conditions at Makgongoana High School under Capricorn District in particular.

“In thirty years of democracy, we still have to talk about basic human rights. This has to stop. Stakeholders, teachers, and learners of Makgongoana High School in Mankweng area under Capricorn District are not happy with the classrooms they are obliged to use on a daily basis,” they said.

“They were afforded mobile classrooms, which are overcrowded. Which in a way is unhealthy cause there is no ventilation and freedom of movement to both learners and teachers. Some of the old classrooms are full of wreckage materials from old classrooms. It is also a health hazard for anyone entering the premises.”

The Conty Lebepe Foundation has expressed shock at what they say are unacceptable and unsafe conditions at Limpopo schools.
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“The Department of Education expects brilliant results at the end of the year under these conditions.”

The foundation has made a plea to the MEC of Education Mrs Lerule-Ramakhanya to treat the challenge as an emergency.

“School Governing Body chairperson, Malesela Bopape says they tried engaging the Department of Education on the matter. But what they do is turn a blind eye and cry about the financial crisis. Parents, on the other hand, are threatening to take the law into their own hands if the matter isn’t given immediate attention.”