Thursday, February 25, 2021

Molefe Secondary School reopens

The Minister of Education and Skills Development has announced that Molefi Secondary in Mochudi will be reopened today (Tuesday).

The announcement came after Parents Teachers Association took the decision to close down the school for about two weeks because of the unrest.

Parents were warned not to come to the school as their meeting will be set in due course.
Nomsah Zuze, the Principal Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, confirmed that the school will be opened on Tuesday.

“Let me make myself very clear,” she stressed, “only the students will be allowed in the school, not parents.”

Zuze said the school management will have a meeting with students and will try to resolve the differences so that learning can run smoothly.

She said a PTA meeting will be called at a later date that had not been set as yet.
Asked about the ring leaders who might have played a role to cause disturbances, she replied that a procedure will be followed.

However, efforts to reopen the school failed on two separate occasions.

In the first incident, students were called and came accompanied by their parents while the meeting was led by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Education. A group of students then invaded the hall, singing songs that led the meeting to be called off.

In the second attempt, parents were called last week and, in the same manner, a group of parents disrupted the meeting, which was also then called off.

The students went and lodged a complaint with Kgafela Kgafela, the paramount chief of Bakgatla, who told them that they were on their own and that he had no powers to assist.

The students complained that they want their Headmaster to be transferred from their school.
The Minister of Education, Pelonomi Venson Moitoi, is expected to have a special meeting with Kgafela Kgafela very soon.

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