Eastern Cape premier concerned with disrupted schooling, service delivery in Bhisho

2016-01-27 20:20
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Eastern Cape – Eastern Cape Premier Pumulo Masaulle said he was concerned about disruptions to schooling in the Bhisho community as well as slow service delivery in the area.

In a statement, provincial government spokesperson, Size Kupelo, said Masaulle had met with his executive council in Bhisho on Wednesday to discuss several issues, including the continued disruption of schooling in the northern areas of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

This was partly because angry parents had protested against teacher shortages, among other things.

"All parties involved are urged to allow the culture of learning and teaching to continue while their complaints are being attended by the provincial government and education department," said Kupelo.

He said they would ensure that all schools appointed permanent principals by March 1.

"Teachers who are on prolonged sick leave have been identified as contributing to the negative developments in the schooling and teaching system. The department has been instructed to take decisive action against those who take sick leave while running private businesses and still remaining on the government's payroll," he said.

Kupelo said despite the allocation of resources, implementation of executive decisions was slow, which had led to a "lack of service delivery".

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