Parents upset at school transport for their children
Parent, Bonani Bhishini said he is frustrated to pay R500 monthly for his child to travel 20km to Tsholomnqa from Kayser’s Beach daily and has been promised scholar transportation for the past three years.
According to Scholar Transportation Association chairman Sowana Somgadi, “numbers have dropped to 9635 from last year’s 11388 for pupils who are beneficiaries of scholar transport". He claims this is due to the department’s schools rationalisation.
Meanwhile, Eastern Cape Department of Transport spokesperson Khuselo Rantjie blamed the Department of Education for not informing them about beneficiaries who have been moved to another school due to the rationalisation policy.
Department of Transport spokesman Loyiso Pulumani could not be reached for comment.
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