While the DA believes that the education department has put all necessary plans in place before schools open tomorrow, we will visit schools across Gauteng for the rest of January to check school readiness.
By doing so, we will make sure that all schools are sufficiently staffed and equipped with learning and teaching materials, properly furnished, that school nutrition programmes are in place and ready to deliver, and that municipal service accounts are paid up to date.
As we head into a new academic year, the DA urges all learners to be disciplined and focused on their studies, and we urge parents and communities to take ownership of their schools and provide the youth with the necessary support.
Education is the key to success, and we firmly believe that all learners starting grade 1 will continue until they reach grade 12 and finish school with flying colours. Theft and vandalism should be things of the past, and learners must commit themselves to academic excellence.
The DA also appreciates the work done by our dedicated and committed teachers, we wish them well too.
Khume Ramulifho, MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education
082 398 7375