The hand-overs will bring the number of state-of-the-art schools build as part of ASIDI
since inception of the programme in 2011 to 177, with 133 of the schools built in the Eastern Cape.
The ASIDI includes a basic services component over and above the school building programme and to this end, an additional 615 schools have been provided with water, 418 with decent sanitation and 307 with electricity.
The objective of ASIDI is to eradicate the Basic Safety Norms backlog in schools without water, sanitation and electricity and to replace those schools constructed from inappropriate material (mud, plankie, asbestos) to contribute towards levels of optimum learning and teaching.
The Department of Basic Education will hand-over the R29 million Lucingweni Primary School outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape through the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative, ASIDI (ASIDI) on Friday, 16 September 2016.
Since inception in 2011, the ASIDI programme has built and delivered 170 state of the art schools across the country, a large portion of which are in the Eastern Cape.
These schools have been built or refurbished as part of the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative or ASIDI, which was established with the purpose of eradicating and replacing schools built, in their entirety, from inappropriate materials and to provide basic services to schools that previously had none.
It is worth noting that all ASIDI schools meet the minimum norms and standards and, in some cases, exceed these requirements.