Kinross parents were up in arms after their children were out of school for nearly two months due to non-availability of scholar transport.
Ms Alice Tshabalala, a mother of two from Kinross said her children have been home since
term two started because there is no bus to take them to school.
“As frustrated parents, we called Mr Nkosi who owns the bus company, he told us that he cannot continue to take our children to school because his contract has not been renewed.”
The parents are concerned that their children might fail because they have missed a lot of school days.
“It is May now, school pupils will be writing tests, I do not know what my children are going to write because they have been off school for many days, I am afraid that they might fail”, said Phindile Mbatha.
Furthermore, the parents claimed that Trichardsfontein school principal is not doing much to help them, they feel like their children’s futures are taken lightly.
Seskhona Media contacted the Mpumalanga Department of Education who then referred us to the Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport.
Spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport, Mr Cyril Dlamini said, “The provision of scholar transport services is informed by the Learner Transport Plans from the Department of Education which should also comply with the Mpumalanga Scholar Transport Policy.
In this regard, the Department of Education has not submitted a request for the above stated route.
Therefore, it would be appreciated if further inquiries regarding this matter could be forwarded to the Department of Education”.