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KZN wants to cut down on schools

2012-07-31 14:13

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.

Comments
  • andre.marx - 2012-07-31 14:30

    You should rather focus on quality education, with teachers that consider it a calling and privlage to teach and refuse to strike. Further focus on textbook delivery.

  • jlushaba - 2012-07-31 14:55

    Wow, its unbelievable. . . . . I thought it was the education system currently used that continues to fail the youth of ths country. Nw this guy wakes up n sees differently frm all of us!!! I wont b suprised if 3wks dwn d line he says he was 'miss quoted'

  • nrgx.nrg - 2012-07-31 15:12

    So where is the outcry from the anc...oh wait, this isnt the Western Cape.

      carla.vittori3 - 2012-07-31 15:28

      You took the words out of my mouth

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-07-31 15:38

    COSATU, where are you now?? Too busy trying to make WC ungovernable..

  • lmapheto - 2012-07-31 15:46

    Improving the quality of education will mean nothing to me if there is no translation...translate all subjects (content) to all the languages you are looking down on...i don’t expect a South African not to understand that science, mathematics as subjects are independent of a specific language entirely...to assume that everyone wants to learn in English is purely myopic and preposterous...try it in Ventersdoorp you will meet prince se spook...now that’s another business opportunity there is the least explored!

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-07-31 15:47

    Yea right all u fluckers want is to put the money in yor pockets

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-07-31 15:56

    Mchunu, thats the way all schools were before you guys f....d it up. Nothing new about this, just some incompetant pdi's that messed up education!

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