Many deaths disrupt schooling

BALOBEDU tribe regent Mpapatla Modjadji has slammed the Limpopo department of education for allowing teachers to disrupt classes every Thursdays to attend memorial services .

Modjadji was speaking during a meeting with education MEC Namane Masemola at his palace in Khehlakoni village outside Modjadjiskloof on Tuesday.

He said the high mortality rate among teachers affected the children because classes were discontinued every Thursday to allow teachers an opportunity to attend the memorial services.

Modjadji told the MEC that this was one of the reasons why the Bolobedu area produced poor matric results every year. The area attained a below 40 percent pass rate in last year's examinations.

He said the royal council would appreciate it if the time for memorial services were shifted from 10am to 3pm so that teachers could finish their jobs before going to the services.

Modjadji urged Masemola to act quickly in order to ensure that there was effective teaching when schools reopened.

Masemola promised Modjadji that the matter would be attended to with the relevant stakeholders in the province.