Over 1000 security guards, volunteers deployed to KZN schools

Over 1000 security guards, volunteers deployed to KZN schools

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education aims to tackle the frequency of violent incidents among learners this year, says MEC Kwazi Mshengu.

MEC for Education in KZN, Kwazi Mshengu addressed the issues of Umnyezaneni School in Mooi Mpofana

Mshengu was speaking on Monday in KwaMashu on the Department's plans for the year, highlighting several issues on its agenda. 

Last year, both teachers and learners lost their lives across various KZN schools.

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Mshengu says to ensure safety at schools over 1 000 security guards and volunteers have been deployed across the province. 

"We are also continuing with the project of properly fencing all of our schools so that there are clear entry and exits points. When we deploy these community safety volunteers, they don't have to go around the schools looking for all these spaces and gaps that were created by damaged by community members". 

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"It's a project that we obviously can't finish in one financial year. The community safety volunteers will be placed at those entry and exit points, and they will be equipped with the necessary equipment," he said.  

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