South Africa: Around 50 schools will be upgraded through the school replacement programme, said Donald Grant Minister of Education in the Western Cape. “Using GIS technology, various districts were able to ascertain which school buildings were in dire need of replacement,” he added.
Replacing inappropriate structures requires building a new school on the existing school property. In some projects, the new structure is built adjacent to the old structure so that the learners may continue to use the premises of the old school while the building of the new structure is underway.
Each replacement school will typically include all modern day school features such as a media centre/library, laboratories, feeding kitchens, computer facilities and workshops where necessary.
Source: All Africa