Weak Gauteng principals will be fired - MEC

2016-01-06 09:58
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Johannesburg - Principals of Gauteng's underperforming schools will be fired, education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Wednesday.

"The four worst-performing schools in Gauteng, the principals have kissed their principalship goodbye," he told reporters in Johannesburg. 

By the time schools reopened they would no longer be in their jobs, he said. District officials who were supposed to give guidance to these underperforming schools would also be sacked.

"If the schools have not performed, then these officials have also not performed," Lesufi said.

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Earlier, Gauteng education department head Edward Mosuwe said four schools in Gauteng got pass rate below 20% in 2015.

Gauteng's pass rate of 84.2% was second to the Western Cape's 84.7%.

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