Participation asked in SGB elections

2018-02-21 06:02

The Free State’s School Governing Body (SGB) elections are set to be held from 1 March to 30 March.

The role of the SGB is to ensure the schools are properly governed and adhere to policies. Given the significance of SGB elections, parents are encouraged to participate in the elections.

Tate Makgoe, the MEC for Education, has urged at least one million parents and guardians to avail themselves for election to serve on the SGB of their respective schools.

“We would appreciate it if all parents take a keen interest by casting their votes. Parents must elect candidates who are committed to promote quality learning and teaching and can add value to the school. By electing their preferred candidates, parents ensure that their voice is heard and are well represented in matters of education.”

The SGB should comprise of parents, teachers, non-teaching members, learners (Gr. 8 or higher) and members of staff who are not teachers.

The provincial Department of Education launched the SGB elections campaign in September 2017 at the Albert Moroka High School in Thaba Nchu.

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