Spokesperson for Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer, Jessica Shelver, says vandalism in schools during school holidays has reduced.
Last year during the same period about 21 schools were damaged and this time there were only 15 schools reported.
She says the department has had to beef up security across the province. About 422 schools in the Western Cape received additional security.
We supply the funding ... we had to increase our budget for emergency repair maintenance from R10 million in the last financial year to R30 million this year.— Jessica shelver, provincial education MEC’s spokesperson
According to Eye Witness News, a school in Khayelitsha was broken into and computers were stolen.
Shelver has confirmed that 27 computers and a server were stolen at this school and says the stolen equipment was worth R350 000.
The learners are going to be significantly disadvantaged because of this.— Jessica shelver, provincial education MEC’s spokesperson
She is appealing to the community members to help the police apprehend these perpetrators.
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