Durban– Parents seem to be still in fear of trauma after countless people suffered serious damage during the floods in parts of KwaZulu-Natal over last week’s heavy rain.
About 124 schools were damaged by the floods and school premises were not accessible due to safety reasons. The issue is not only about being at school but also the roads are not safe enough, especially for those learners who use vehicles as a mode of transport to school.
“We’ve seen an increase by learners and teachers, this week, by Friday we were at 90 percent in the affected areas which means people are slowly going back to work,” spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said.
However, he added that the department is planning to provide mobile classrooms so that learning programs can continue as the process of fixing the vandalized schools may take time and requires a lot of money.
Parents are also concerned about their children who have spent almost two weeks at home without going to school, but they are now informed that it’s not safe to allow them to return as buildings may not be in a good state to accommodate them.
The renovation projects are working quite very fast as the Department of Education is about to start preparing for June exams.