_: The Eastern Cape MEC of Provincial Planning and Treasury, Mr Phumulo Masualle will open the newly built Kwezilethu Senior Primary School in Umthata District towards Ngcobo closer to Bhaziya village in the OR Tambo District Municipality, Eastern Cape on Thursday, 15 August 2013.
The school forms part of the programme known as “Opening One School Per Week”. The programme was launched by the Minister of Basic Education on the 17th of July 2013. Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Members of the Eastern Cape EXCO are involved in the handing over ceremonies of these newly built schools that are replacing mud structures to the communities.
The schools were built under the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative (ASIDI). ASIDI aims to eradicate all mud schools and inappropriate structures, as well refurbish dilapidated and ill equipped schools.
According to the ASIDI National Outputs plan of 2011-2014, there will be an eradication and replacement of 496 mud schools, provision of water and sanitation to 1 257 schools and electricity to 878 schools.