The doors of education have swung open for learners of Hammanskraal and surrounding areas following the handover of the newly constructed Morotola Primary School to the community of Stinkwater.
The handover of this school fulfils the promise to the people of Gauteng that every child in the province gets education closer to where they live.
The school will cater for 1000 children from Grade 1 to Grade 7. It is one of many, the Gauteng Provincial Government intends opening in townships across province in keeping with the commitment to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure to communities which have been previously underserviced.
Speaking during the official opening of the school on Wednesday, 06 March 2019, MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi said the provincial government was proud to present the mega school to the people of Stinkwater and pleaded with the community to protect the school.
The school consists of administration block, guard house, sports facility, Grade R block, foundation phase block, intermediate phase block and senior phase block. It also has five store rooms and four Heads of Department offices.
“The provision of schools with modern facilities in townships will go a long way to improve and transform the quality of education in the townships. It will also have an economic impact and assist to stimulate the township economy,” said Lesufi.
Lesufi further highlighted that the project had created a total of 128 jobs.
The school handover is part of Premier David Makhura’s 2018 commitment for the need to improve service delivery system within the community of Hammanskraal.
In addition, the school is a modern facility with a design based on a prototype that incorporates Department of Education National Schools Infrastructure Norms and Standards. The school fall in the mega school category due to size that response to the demand trends encountered across the province.