DURBAN – The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has confirmed that more than 300 schools have been affected by the storms in recent days.
Heavy rains and strong winds have gripped most parts of the country, causing damage in KZN, Gauteng and the Western Cape.
With just 13 days to go until matrics sit for final exams, the department is now assessing whether mobile classrooms are needed.
The KZN Education Department says it is investigating whether teaching has been disrupted by the recent storms that have swept across the country.
Spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa says: “And if it’s true that it has been affected, it, therefore, means that as the department we have the responsibility to provide an interim intervention in the form of mobile classrooms.”
Mthethwa says depending on the extent of damage it may need to write to the head of the department to declare certain schools an emergency in order for funds to be released immediately.
“Which means that your normal tender processes will now have to be fast-tracked.”