New senior secondary school constructed for the nyandeni community

Chief Henry Boklein Senior Secondary School (CHB), located in the Nyandeni Local Municipality (Ntlaza), is a newly constructed school under the ASIDI on behalf of the Department of Basic Education.

The school boasts 36 classrooms, an administration block, a media centre, a multipurpose hall, a multipurpose centre, a nutrition centre, science laboratories, a social sciences centre, a double computer room, a guard house, ablutions and external works. Approximately 1 451 learners are enrolled at the school.

The school is named in honour of the late Chief Henry Boklein, who came from the tribal area. He was part of the 600 men of the 5th Battalion in the South African Native Labour Corps who drowned when their troopship, the SS Mendi, sunk in February 1917. The local community benefited during the construction of the school through employment created and participation of local entities. A total of 337 employment opportunities were created and, of these, 45 were female and 200 were youth.