246 school dropouts hit Gantsi North

Kwerepe PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Kwerepe PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

Assistant Minister of Basic Education, Thato Kwerepe has told Parliament that 246 pupils from nine schools in the Gantsi constituency quit school in 2017. Kwerepe was answering a question from the area legislator, Noah Salakae.

The MP had asked the Minister to state the number of dropouts in all the seven primary schools and two secondary schools in his constituency for the year 2017. Salakae also wanted to know what the ministry is doing to address the situation.

“In 2017, in the seven primary schools in the Gantsi North, there were 174 children who dropped out of school. Of these, 77 were female and 97 were males. So far, 65 have returned to school. In the same year, for the two secondary schools, 72 learners dropped out of which 32 were females and 40 were males. Of that number, 22 have returned to school,” Kwerepe said.

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