As part of the Department of Basic Education’s Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative, new buildings worth R52 million were handed over to Mountview Secondary School yesterday.
This includes 31 classrooms, a library, computer/science laboratories and a hall.
According to Archie Benjamin, Principal of Mountview, the school was in a bad state, costing them a lot of money to fix and keep in a good condition.
Those classrooms were affecting the teachers and the learners morale negatively. It was very difficult to deliver optimal quality education.— Archie Benjamin, Principal of Mountview
Since we moved in, the morale is quite high, people are excited and our teachers and learners are excited. There’s also a shift in attitude.— Archie Benjamin, Principal of Mountview
The school is also well secured, making it difficult to break in. We have CCTV cameras and bugler gates. The community is also playing an important role and that is our success story— Archie Benjamin, Principal of Mountview