Cape Town – Irate parents at Portland Primary School in Mitchells Plain have described the school’s 43-year-old building as a ‘ticking time bomb’ that could collapse at any time.
Safety concerns over the dire state were allegedly flagged as far back as 2012 and again last year, after a pupil was injured while walking up steps.
Some classroom walls are cracked and windows are missing, while five sets of steps at the school are cracked or splitting.
Pupils have to constantly be cautious.
Frustrated parents protested outside the school on Thursday, with many claiming no learning will take place until the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) treated the matter with urgency.
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