Regional Education Officer of Region 10 (ag) Keane Adams says solar panels will be installed in more schools in the new year, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).
“That is one criterion we are trying to fill, come 2019, we will have more solar energies in all schools and in 2019 too, we will have smart classrooms where children will be better able to interact, it will no longer be chalk and talk, so we are getting there,” Adams told DPI.
For this new term, most schools were given a facelift, allowing the children to commence the new school term in a cleaner, brighter and more conducive environment, she said
The schools that would have seen extensive refurbishing are the South Amelia’s Ward, Pine Street, Republic Avenue, Kwakwani Water Front, Kwakwani Park, Retrieve Nursery Schools, the Mackenzie and Watooka Day Primary Schools and the Christianburg Wismar and the Linden Foundation Secondary School as well the Mackenzie High School amongst others. Refurbishing works, DPI said, include tiling, painting, ceiling, replacement of equipment and furniture and other improvement works to the physical structure of the school.