Khotsong residents in Free State have been graced with a brand new state of the art school.
The ultra-modern Letlotlo-Naledi Primary School, which constitutes a part of the Free State provincial government’s service delivery flagship, cost a whopping R26 million to achieve.
Letlotlo-Naledi Primary School started in 1971 under some corrugated iron structures with 175 learners and two educators to handle the academics at the time.
The school is now the pride of Khotsong residents today as it stands at 1 200 learners with a total number of 40 teachers.
Modern facilities including computer laboratories, a library and a playing facility for Grade R learners among others are readily available for learners to utilize.
With sincere gratitude, the principal of the school, Motseki Mofokeng, acknowledged the efforts of parents and other stakeholders and their support towards building the school to the standard and height it has attained.
“To me it’s a great achievement and it has been my wish for too long that one day I want to leave the farm and go to the location and make a model C school in the location and not only in town.”
A 14-year-old learner at the school, Nomathemba Kalake welcomed the idea of having a library at their school adding that this will go a long way in giving them the necessary information for their lessons. The learners are utterly excited to have a library at their disposal.
“I love reading. Reading improves my skills and knowledge…the library is important…when teachers give you some work, you do it in the librar…”
A clarion call was put forward by Premier Ace Magashule who addressed community members, urging them to protect the facilities at the school which now belongs to them.