Tebogo Msimanga |
The North West Department of Education says it is dismayed by the fire that burned down four classrooms, desks and chairs, ceiling and roof of a school block at Tsamma Secondary School in Jouberton Township near Klerksdorp on Saturday evening around 22:00, 10 September 2022. It is alleged that the community members residing near the school in the evening saw fire at the school and immediately called the principal and the fire department to extinguish the fire.
North West Education spokesperson Elias Malindi said it is reported that stationery in the storeroom, including teachers files in the school Head of Department’s office were also damaged. “The cause of fire is still unknown at this stage”.
The MEC for Education inrth West Mmaphefo Matsemela expressed that this fire incident was a serious disaster to the department. “The grade 12 learners are currently writing their preliminary examinations, this will affect all the preparations done by the school”.
MEC Matsemela indicated that the Infrastructure Unit was on sight to assess the extent of the damages.