KZN wants to cut down on schools

2012-07-31 14:13
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Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal education department is considering doing away with all combined schools and non-viable schools, it said on Tuesday.

"MEC Senzo Mchunu has observed that there are too many categories of schools in the province," spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said.

Mahlambi said the department's vision was to have two types of school - primary schools from Grade R to Grade 7, and secondary schools from Grade 8 to Grade 12.

"This exercise has numerous sound educational benefits including the opportunity to offer a diversified curriculum in an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.

Currently there were too many categories of schools, with some starting from Grade R to Grade 4, some from Grade 1 to Grade 3, and others from Grade 1 to 7.

"The second objective is to have well-organised schools in respect of primary and high school categories and improve on the quality of education," Mahlambi said.
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