'Progress' in Eastern Cape education dept

2012-03-15 08:01

Port Elizabeth - Interventions by the national government in the Eastern Cape education department have delivered results, Parliament said on Wednesday.

However, there were still some problems, it added.

Eastern Cape education MEC Mandla Makupula and department head Modidima Manya delivered a progress report to select committee on education and recreation chairperson Wendy Makgate on Wednesday.

The committee was on an oversight visit in the province at the moment.

"The committee heard that great progress had been made in all six identified priority areas," Parliament said in a statement.

These included: human resources capacity, the national school nutrition programme, pupil-teacher support material, pupil transport and school infrastructure development.

Manya had told the committee that the previously collapsed transport system had been fully functional since the intervention last year because of an agreement with the provincial transport department.

On Wednesday, the committee visited the Mzontsundu Secondary School in Port Elizabeth.

On Thursday, it would visit the Walter Sisulu University's Potsdam campus.