Private schools here to stay - Surty

2010-09-24 09:04
Durban - Private schools will not be done away with, Deputy Basic Education Minister Enver Surty said at the ANC's national general council (NGC) in Durban on Thursday.

"We have no intention of nationalising our private schools," Surty said during a briefing on a policy review by the party's education committee.

"Less than 3% of all schools are private schools. Private schools provide opportunities when there are no public schools and receive state funding in these circumstances."

The Congress of SA Trade Unions said in its economic growth path document launched before the start of NGC that there was an "urgent need to eliminate the three-tiered structure of the education system" which features private institutions, model-C schools and ordinary public schools.

Cosatu recommended that resources be redistributed toward ordinary public schools in working class and poor communities.

The education system proposed by Cosatu should be equitable, levelling the "playing field" for all pupils, and it should promote human rights, decent work and a culture of learning and teaching.
 

Read more on:    enver surty  |  education
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
The best-kept secrets of electric cars

The secret day-to-day benefits of driving an electric car.

/News
 

Road Accident Fund: #Takecharge to make roads safer

Hot on the heels of its Easter meet the #FutureYou campaign, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) will once again take its road safety message to the public - Sponsored.

 
 

Stay safe

Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
First-aid kit: What you need in YOUR car
Hey, lazy! Get outta the disabled bay!
Yaris: Perfect car for back-seat babes
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You have the chance to inspire, influence and teach today in your own innovative and unique way. Be careful of becoming too fixed...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.