Department of basic education to hand-over a state-of-the-art school in Mpumalanga through the ASIDI programme

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The Deputy Minister of Basic Education Mr Enver Surty together with the MEC for Education, Mr Sibusiso Malaza  officially handover the state of the art Weselton Primary School a Ermelo at the Msukaligwa Local Municipality.

The Wesselton Primary School was constructed through the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative ( ASIDI) and is consisting of a Computer Centre, Adequate Classrooms, Two Multi-Purpose Classrooms, Science laboratory, three Grade R Classrooms, Multipurpose Hall, Car Parking Bay, Upgraded water Reticulation and Electricity Supply.

The objective of ASIDI is to eradicate the Basic Safety Norms backlog in schools without water, sanitation and electricity and to replace those schools constructed from inappropriate material (mud, plankie, asbestos) to contribute towards levels of optimum learning and teaching.

Since inception in 2011, the ASIDI programme has built and delivered 216 state of the art schools across the country.

Over and above this, the initiative has provided water to 836 schools, sanitation to 693 schools and electricity to 372 schools that previously had no access to these basic amenities.

The school was constructed to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning and to alleviate overcrowding.

More than a 1000 learners enjoy quality teaching and learning from this beautiful school.