- Pupils in a primary school in the Eastern Cape were forced to write their exams outside
- Strong winds blew away the school's roof, leaving the kids without classrooms
- Photos of the incident surfaced online and the scene broke Mzansi tweeps' hearts
On Sunday, a social media influencer, Themba Rumbu, posted photos online showing the sad reality of schools in 2019. Rumbu shared a photo of learners writing their finals exams for this year outside.
Rumbu captioned the post:
"My prayer goes to the students of Tsolo who at this time are writing exams outside because the Eastern Cape doesn’t care about them."
Rumbu posted more photos of the heart-breaking scene online and revealed strong winds blew away the class' roof.
Briefly.co.za learned it forced the pupils to write their finals exams for the year outside.
The post read:
"Students at Mcheni Primary School in the Ntywenka village of Tsolo, Eastern Cape, South Africa forced to write end-of-year exams outdoors after strong winds blew away the roof."
South Africans were touched by the photos and they expressed their views on social media.
Tarryn Swartbooi, who goes by the Twitter handle @tarryn_beatrix, wrote:
"This government still does not care for our poor. Making schooling more difficult than what it already is in lower-socio economic areas. These kids shouldn't have to fight this hard just for basic education. Education should be equal."
Another tweep, @JohnKani2, commented:
"This is a heavy indictment on our democracy and government when we cannot provide a decent environment for the education of our children. I am embarrassed and ashamed."
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