PSC inspection discovers lack of learning material at Bfn schools

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 The Public Service Commission’s recent inspection at schools in Bloemfontein has revealed that lack of textbooks, overcrowding of classrooms and poor hygiene are major challenges faced by the majority of public schools in the area.

The Public Service Commissioner, Henk Boshoff, says in some instances schools have received textbooks, but have not distributed them to the learners. He says special recommendations are being made, particularly at Lereko, Sehunelo and Ikaelelo Secondary Schools to ensure that these challenges are addressed.

“What was concerning to me was the general cleanliness of the school grounds. We identified some hygiene problems in the ablution facilities. What I requested the principal to do, is to immediately implement a plan to address that. We will make a follow-up on a monthly basis to Lereko, Ikailelo, and Sehunelo Secondary Schools with regard to the general cleanliness of the schools grounds.”

Boshoff adds it was discovered that textbooks for this year’s high school intake was not received, and some textbooks were not yet distributed to learners at Lereko Secondary School. Boshoff says they expect to see improvements in these schools next month when they conduct their next inspection.

Katleho Morapela/Courant News

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