Schools count cost of storm
THE WESTERN Cape Education Department said yesterday that 135 schools had been damaged by the massive storm that hit the Cape for almost 36 hours this week.
Education MEC Debbie Schäfer said pupils and teachers returned to school on Thursday after schools were closed on Wednesday.
“While I am pleased that for most schools, learning and teaching resumed almost immediately, there are a number of schools that were harder hit by the storm and as a result, teaching and learning may be suspended for a couple of days.
“By Thursday, 135 schools had reported storm damage to our Safe Schools Call Centre, with 41 schools reporting damage to the school roofs,” Schäfer said.
“Once we have reports on all schools and the extent of damages and costs, we will determine strategy and prioritisation of reparations works.” – ANA