- Learners in the Nquthu district in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) have been asking government for school transport for 3 years
- On Tuesday, they finally received buses and taxis for distribution to schools in the area
- Learners will no longer face long, exhausting, and dangerous walks to and from school
Students in the Nquthu district in KZN have finally received buses and taxis for school transport after petitioning government for three years.
Transport to and from school may not seem like a big deal to most people, but for learners who face long, and dangerous walks to and from schools, the problem impacts their ability to learn.
By the time they arrive at school in the mornings, they are often already tired, late for class, or their fear of danger has impacted them and they are unable to concentrate on studies.
The Equal Education (EE) movement has been campaigning and petitioning government for three years, in an effort to provide transport for learners, Briefly.co.za gathered.
"Learners from Ngwane Secondary School will now have more time for teaching and learning in the classroom, for homework, and for rest," EE said.
Ngwane Secondary and Maceba Secondary Schools are just two of the schools in the area who received the vehicles.
Learners were thrilled to have transport, and EE reported on their celebrations as the buses were delivered.
Safe transport to and from school means that learners will be able to give their full attention to their education.
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