Media Alert: Official Opening of New Classrooms | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Official Opening of New Classrooms

23 March 2011

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Groote Schuur High School to officially open six new classrooms and additional facilities under the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) classroom expansion plan.

In order to expand access to quality education and to address the demands for increased admissions at successful schools, the WCED has undertaken to build additional classrooms at various schools in the metropolitan area of Cape Town.

This classroom expansion plan forms part of our infrastructure plan, which, includes the building of twenty-five (25) new schools over the current Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), the replacement of twenty (20) schools that were built with inappropriate materials and the installation of mobile classrooms at schools where there is severe overcrowding.

Groote Schuur High School is one of the schools that will be benefiting from this plan. The Minister and the Head of Department will be officially opening the new classrooms at the school and will brief media on the current roll-out of the plan.

Where: Groote Schuur High School - 76 Palmyra Road, Newlands, 7700
Date: Friday, 25 March 2011
Time: 10:00

Media Enquiries: 

Bronagh Casey
Cell: 072 724 1422