The department also stated that one child was discharged from hospital on Friday. Three other learners are still admitted at the hospital.
The MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela highlighted that the memorial service will be held at Madiba Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom on Thursday, August 25 at 12:00.
Matsemela also indicated that a task team has been established to deal with the memorial service and the funeral arrangements.
“As a department we have established a task team which will deal with the memorial service and the funeral arrangements. This task team will work very closely with all the bereaved families.
“We are also working with other departments to ensure that psychosocial support is provided to all those who need it. Learners will receive psychosocial support from our sister departments at school on Monday”, indicated Matsemela.