MEC Mashilo urges public not vandalise school property

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SIYABUSWA- MEC for Human Settlement Speedy Mashilo has appealed to the public not to vandalise schools during protests. Mashilo said this when addressing learners and teachers at Kwamanala Secondary School near Siyabuswa. The school is one of many destroyed by  community members.

Mashilo recently visited the area as part of the government’s driven schools’ re-opening programme aimed at encouraging learners to take their studies seriously. He has advised the school management, learners, community members and local councilor to safeguard their properties. “Those perpetrators who are stealing and vandalising your school are trying to steal your education. I want you to be the ears and eyes of the school so that we catch this criminal,” said Mashilo.

He also urged learners to take their education serious in order to achieve their goals in life. The school that the MEC visited has managed to improve its grade 12 pass rate to 74.6%.