It was a day of pride and joy for the community of Makgakga Village when the MEC for Limpopo Department of Education Mavhungu Lerule- Ramakhanya together with the IDT Limpopo Regional Manager Ms. Irene Matlala, officially handed over Monyong Secondary School on 22 August 2022. The Monyong Secondary School was proudly delivered by the IDT on time and on budget “IDT is one of our major implementing agent in the department and we are proud to say that most of their projects are running smoothly and are delivered on time” said Mr. Mike Maringa the Limpopo Department of Education Media Liaison officer.
One of the key mandates of the IDT is to deliver infrastructure effectively and efficiently, the project was completed a year ahead of schedule, the actual planned time schedule for the project was set for August 2024 said Ms. Irene Matlala during her address. The MEC during her interview said that she is more excited about the laboratories because for a long time learners were taught Science subjects and were never in a laboratory. She further said that IDT working together with the Department of Education to change the lives of learners has built a proper fully furnished dining area in the school. I thank the team infrastructure, team governance and the IDT because all the classrooms are furnished equally to the learners
The project scope comprises of the Construction of New 4 Classrooms with two Tanks for Water Harvesting,1 x Borehole with Elevated Tank Stand & 5kl Water Tank, Nutrition Centre, Computer Laboratory, Library, Multipurpose classroom Science and Life Science Laboratories (Combo), Walkways, Pavement, 14 x Covered Parking and 12 x Uncovered Parking, Storm water Drain, Sewer Line, Fire & Domestic Water Lines, 70kl Water Tanks and 1 x Septic Tanks with Associated Mechanical and Electrical Works and Renovation of 16 Classrooms, Existing Tuck-shop and Admin Block.
This project intends to help the school grow by alleviating classroom overcrowding and providing better learning facilities. A grade 12 learner from Monyong Secondary School, Precious Mogohlwa, mentioned that prior the refurbishment each class used to have about 70 learners, the additional blocks has helped a lot because each class has about 30 to 40 learners and she believes that the school will produce good results because it has all the resources that are needed for teaching and learning.