Emganwini residents in Bulawayo have called upon the city council to build more primary schools in the high density suburb following reports that the only school in the area, Senzangakhona Primary is overcrowded.
Organising Secretary of the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) Ambrose Sibindi told Radio Dialogue that in a meeting the organisation held with residents last Saturday they raised concerns that due to shortage of primary schools their children were forced to travel across the “jungle” to eHlekwini where they attend their primary lessons.
“Shortage of schools has affected the performance of our children because they are often tired due the distance they have to travel to and from eHlekwini where they attend primary school,” said Sibindi.
They also expressed concern saying this puts their children’s lives at risks
Meanwhile, Bulawayo mayor Clr Thaba Moyo said the local authority is aware of the need to build more schools but is at the moment facing financial challenges because of low revenue inflows.