Food crisis hits public schools hard

Schools reopened across the country on Tuesday FILE PIC
Schools reopened across the country on Tuesday FILE PIC

Delays in food procurement saw public schools opening to a dire food shortage crisis on Tuesday, with the hunger situation harshest in boarding facilities in the Kgalagadi region.

Though a perennial problem, the situation appeared grimmer in the Kgalagadi area where multitudes of boarding students who arrived a day before the school calendar commenced on Tuesday, went to bed on empty stomachs.

Authorities around the country said the problems were largely due to poor and delayed procurement as well as funding problems within the public school sector.

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