Vusi Shongwe decries state of Lindile Secondary School

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Vusi Shongwe decries state of Lindile Secondary School
DEPLORED: Mpumalanga agriculture MEC Vusi Shongwe has actioned a six month plan to turn around the shameful condition of the once glorious school. PICTURE BY Zanele Shabangu.

He announced they will seek to restore the public school to its former glory.


Agriculture MEC Vusi Shongwe has said that they will not fold their arms while the state of Lindile Secondary School in Ermelo’s Wesselton township continues to worsen…

Shongwe visited the school as part of the official reopening of schools Wednesday 15 January 2020.

After getting a briefing and touring the school, Shongwe decried its deterioration and said he will do something to correct the problem before July 2020.

He announced an intervention plan which will see renovations taking place at the school including getting proper fencing for its garden.

“We cannot fold our arms when this historic school is collapsing,” he said.

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He said the intervention plan will be effective and will yield the desired results when all stakeholders come on board to offer solutions.

Shongwe condemned those pupils who come late to school, bunk classes and bring drugs and dangerous weapons and said that won’t be allowed.

Vusi Shongwe decries state of Lindile Secondary School
Conditions at Lindela Secondary School in Wessolton, Ermelo are deplorable but now agriculture MEC Vusi Shongwe has directed urgent action be taken to return the school to its former glory. PICTURE Zanele Shabangu

“There will be no good performance for as long as the condition of the school remains unimproved,” said the MEC. 

“Effective learning and teaching can only take place once we turn the way we do things and how we take care of the environment of this school,” he said.

Over the years, matric results at Lindile have not been satisfying. The school has plunged further down in its 2019 results, obtaining a 46.2% pass rate.

Speaking to teachers and parents, Shongwe made a special appeal that they should support their newly appointed principal and “work towards unity in this school”.

“Learners must see that their educators and parents are united,” said.

(edited by MLM)

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