BACK TO SCHOOL: Premier Masualle visits King Williams Town as schools re-open for 2017

JANUARY 11, 2017

As the country observed the first day of school in 2017, the Eastern Cape Provincial Government also joined schools in the Province to encouraged new learners, as well as learners that have progressed to the next grades. 

Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle, was in Tshatshu, near King William's Town, on Wednesday morning where the two schools - Noncedo Primary School and Tshatshu Lower Primary, are finally merging to become one school.

The Premier was joined by the Deputy Consul-General of China to South Africa, Li Liebi, as well as the Al-Imdaahd foundation.

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The school received donations of 297 full school uniforms, 10 heaters, 10 fans, 100 Grade R chairs and footballs.

"That is only a token [of friendship] that is coming out of the Chinese community," she said.

Premier Masualle expressed his gratitude toward all donors and encouraged the spirit of Masiphathisane amongst communities and stakeholders.

"We are very grateful for the contribution that you have made and, of course, its testimony to the fact there is a need for partnership, let us continue to work together to better our lives," he said.

The Back to school Campaign is a national campaign undertaken by Government that seeks to support the return of learners and teachers to school, after the major summer school vacation.

In the Eastern Cape, this campaign will take place from Wednesday, 11th January to the 13th of January across the province.

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