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Plumtree High School to enroll girls

by Staff Reporter
28 Sep 2015 at 06:33hrs | Views
Plumtree High School is set to enrol girls to boost the school's low enrolment figures.

The all-boys school now has 150 day scholars and 152 boarders yet the facilities could accommodate up to 500 boarders.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Lazarus Dokora said the school will, beginning next year, enrol boarder and day school girls at all levels.

He said the school authorities should ensure proper boarding facilities for girls are in place by the end of the year.

The school's administration led by headmaster, Sipho Kumalo, has since the beginning of the year, been awaiting approval to enrol girls for all the classes.

 They were early this year granted permission to enrol A-Level girls doing Science subjects but the girls had to be day scholars. "If enrolling girls is what it'll take to help improve this school then you can go ahead and start enrolling girls.

"The infrastructure at the school shouldn't just go to waste as is the case now while there are pupils who can utilise it.

"By January next year the school should have enrolled many girls and should provide proper boarding facilities for them," said Dokora.

Source - Chronicle