New school handed over to Umzinto community in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Mbali Frazer has officially opened and handed over a new state-of-the-art Mgai Primary School.

New school handed over to Umzinto community in KZN, Image: facebook
New school handed over to Umzinto community in KZN, Image: facebook

South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Mbali Frazer has officially opened and handed over a new state-of-the-art Mgai Primary School. The educational institution has been constructed in Umzinto Local Municipality.

The handover ceremony for the school was hosted at the Mgai Primary School, Umzinto Local Municipality on May 17.

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The aim of the new primary school is to boost  the educational facilities and opportunities that are available to the youngsters of the community. The leadership of the KZN Department of education has been working hard to provide quality education for the youngsters.

They have been making several several crucial investments within the education sector of the province. Since the beginning of the year 2024, the department has handed over close to ten new schools to communities in different parts of the province.

The department was delighted to handover the state-of-the-art primary school to the community. The new amenities will help in the all around development of the students in the formative years.

Mgai Primary School costs the Department of Education over R52.7 million in terms of investment. It consists of 16 new standard classrooms, a computer room or media center.

The other amenities available for the school include a guard house, team teaching with a multi-purpose classroom, ablution facilities for boys and girls.

The school also has an NSNP kitchen, sports facilities, fencing, a borehole, and a fire water supply for the prevention of disasters. The leadership of the community have shared their appreciation for the handover of the new school

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The newly constructed primary school will have access to a number of extracurricular activities and facilities. The members of the community have stated that the school will help the students become all around successful students.

The project of Mgai Primary Construction created 72 job opportunities and business opportunities for 20 local people.

MEC Frazer urged the community to protect this school. She emphasized that in addition to protecting the infrastructure, the community is responsible for safeguarding educators and learners during teaching and learning.

“We request parents to play a critical role in their children’s education.  You must work hand in hand with educators and the School Governing Body,” said MEC Frazer.

She further expressed her gratitude to all stakeholders who played a critical role during the construction of Mgai Primary School.