The Democratic Alliance (DA) conducted an inspection at Glenvista Primary School in Johannesburg South. The aim of the inspection was to assess the state of the school’s during the Covid-19 pandemic and how learning and teaching processes are done during this time.
The inspection took place on Wednesday morning, 16 September. It was conducted by DA’s Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education Khume Ramulifho MPL and Ward 23 Councilor Sarah Wissler.
The DA officials were joined by Mulbarton Pick n Pay and 3@1 Business Centre at their visit to the primary in the morning. The supermarket was launching a lunch pack initiative at the school. Lunch packs were donated to 21 underprivileged learners and will be donated on every school day at the primary school.
The lunch packs are to help learners who are not on nutrition programmes as the school is categorized as quintile five. This is according to DA GPL Media and Issues Specialist Charity Moyo.
3@1 also donated a duplicate photocopy machine to the school.
The DA officials will conduct another inspection at a President High School in Johannesburg South. Allegedly the high school houses learners that were not placed at the beginning of the year.
The aim of the inspection is to assess whether learners who have been placed at the school have all necessary resources for teaching and learning.
“We will also assess whether the learners are being taught in a proper school environment and the state of the school during Covid-19 and how learning and teaching has adapted to this ‘new normal’.”
The inspection will take place tomorrow morning at the school.
By Bongekile Khumalo