Failing district under scrutiny

2012-01-06 00:00

KZN Education MEC Senzo Mchunu said the department was carefully watching the worst-performing Obanjeni district in northern KwaZulu-Natal to help it improve its matric results.

A programme of action for the province in 2012 would be directed at helping Obanjeni, one of the country’s 10 bottom districts.

“The plan recommits us to ensuring that the classroom becomes the centrepiece of all the work that we do in our quest to improve learner outcomes,” said Mchunu.

The programme of action includes better curriculum management and delivery, more effective and efficient management of human resources, better school management and better financial management in schools.

Newly appointed director in Obanjeni district, Thanduyise Motha, said he plans on better equipping teachers.

“We understand that we have to change the results in this district, but this will not be possible without the help of school governing bodies, unions, teachers and the department,” said Motha, adding that principals were accountable for ensuring the curriculum is taught properly. — WR.

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