Learners warned to not cross waterlogged bridges and streams

The Mpumalanga Department of Education has advised learners and parents not to cross dangerous and waterlogged bridges or steams. This is because of heavy rains that persisted throughout the Festive Season.

MEC Bonakele Majuba requests learners and parents to be careful when walking to schools and not take risks.

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Where it will be dangerous for learners, teachers and non-teaching staff to reach a school, it will be prudent not to take the risk. The safety of everyone remains a priority. The department says they requested the school management to maintain constant communication with parents on such matters.

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“While we appreciate learners must be in class at all times, we acknowledge the fact that the persisting rains are taking its toll on roads and infrastructure.”

Therefore, parents should be vigilant and regularly communicate with school management teams to curb incidents that may have consequences.

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