Counselling Made Available To Learners After Bus Explosion



While schools around the country opened on Tuesday, learners from North West high school are recovering from an unsettling incident when the bus they were travelling on exploded over the past weekend.




On Saturday a private bus transporting 20 learners from Letsatsing Secondary School in the North West exploded near Mahikeng. The learners were en route home after attending a winter school programme at Mosikare Secondary School in Mantsha Village.

The North West Education Department says while no injuries were reported, counselling and support will be made available for the learners involved in the incident. The first counselling session took place at the Letsatsing Secondary School on Monday, 18 July 2022.

The department said the explosion occurred when the bus was dropping off learners around Mmabatho Township.

MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela said they were grateful that no injuries were reported.

The MEC said, “On behalf of the North West Department of Education l am truly grateful that there were no injuries reported. The purpose of the Winter Camps is to primarily to improve the performance of our learners”

Matsemela called on bus operators who are transporting learners to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy and they follow the rules of the road.





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