#CapeStorm: Pupils back at school, 22 schools damaged

Western Cape schools have reopened and pupils are expected back in class on Thursday, after a severe storm hit the province this week.

The provincial education department scheduled a temporary shut down for Wednesday due to heavy rains and flash floods.

The education MEC's spokesperson, Jessica Shelver says while at least 22 schools have been damaged as a result of the bad weather, a contingency plan has been put in place.

By 2 o'clock yesterday we had received reports of 22 schools that had been damaged by the winds, roof have been ripped off, fences knocked down an water damage to classrooms. We expected that number to rise significantly today as many principals, educators and learners return to school.

Jessica Shelver, Spokesperson for the Western Cape Education MEC

There are one or two schools that have been significantly damaged and we will have to put in contingency plans for the learners to be accommodated, but the schools will communicated directly with those parents and learners.

Jessica Shelver, Spokesperson for the Western Cape Education MEC

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