- On Monday, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government posted photos of a new state-of-the-art school on social media
- According to reports, the Anton Lembede Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy School of Innovation and Leadership in La Mercy cost a whopping R255 million
- Social media users applauded the government for using the money to better the lives of pupils
On Monday, KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala, Minister Senzo Mchunu and KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu opened the Anton Lembede Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy School of Innovation and Leadership in Durban.
The government shared photos of the school on Twitter on Monday. According to tweets by journalist Nabeelah Shaikh, the school has 20 classrooms that can host 600 learners.
Briefly.co.za learned the school has three science labs, a library, three computer labs and one specialist classroom. The government reportedly paid a whopping R255 million to build the modern school.
Take a look at the tweets below:
Although the school wasn't built in a rural area, half of the pupils who will be enrolled there will hail from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Shaikh reported that the poor learners will be given bursaries to study at the Anton Lembede Mathematics, Sciences and Technology Academy.
Social media users were impressed by the photos and they applauded the government for using funds to build establishments that will better the futures of Mzansi pupils.
Twitter user, @Sthembiso_RSA, said:
"Well done. We need to see many more of these."
Another tweep, @Phila89231366, added:
"This superb, this is good news for KwaZulu-Natal learners and to all who are obsessed with mathematics and physical science."
Axel Foley, @AxelsFoley, wrote:
"Well done to those who participated or contributed! For once, we have completed something without negativity and allegations thus far."
On Monday, thousands of pupils across the country showed up for their first day of school in 2021. Briefly.co.za reported Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently spoke about the amended school calendar for 2021, confirming the reopening of schools on 15 February.
Motshekga stated that strict adherence to health and safety protocols has been emphasised in order to save lives.
Kids have been excitedly getting ready for their first official day back. This saw #BackToSchool trending on Twitter as parents and pupils showed their back-to-school looks off. The general consensus was that of pure joy and excitement. Some were starting their first day at 'big school' and parents could not have been prouder.
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