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Toilets in fields, bees, bars: just another day in an Eastern ...

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Toilets in fields, bees, bars: just another day in an Eastern Cape school

After visiting 198 schools in the province, its portfolio committee has released a shocking report

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Window panes damaged by birds, swarms of bees in classrooms, graves and a funeral parlour on school premises.

A recently released report by the Eastern Cape’s portfolio committee on education after visits to 198 schools over 10 days in January paints a very dismal picture of school infrastructure, water supply, furniture and scholar transport.

Some schools that don’t have tap water are being forced to buy it at huge cost, while others rely on rain and rivers for their supply...

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