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Equal Education says Limpopo schools are in a 'dire crisis'

Rights group Equal Education (EE) says poor infrastructure is not unique to Mpepule Primary School in Limpopo, where two children were bitten by snakes while sleeping on a classroom floor.

The Limpopo farm school has made headlines after the Sowetan newspaper detailed the poor conditions pupils face, including sleeping in an overcrowded classroom and no transport to go home.

EE spokesperson Nombulelo Nyathela explains that the Limpopo Education Department did not meet the deadline to submit a plan on how to improve its dilapidated schools.

Schools have bad infrastructure around the country. Limpopo in particular is one of the provinces that have schools in a dire crisis.

Nombulelo Nyathela, Equal Education spokesperson

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Sowetan editor Mpumelelo Mkhabela describes the conditions experience by pupils at the rural school.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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