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Cape Town - Be warned: the amount of money paid for private education does not guarantee a wonderful education at the end of 12 years, seasoned education expert Dr Michael le Cordeur told Fin24.

Le Cordeur is currently the chair of curriculum studies at the Department of Education at the University of Stellenbosch and Fin24 asked him for his opinion on the cost of private boarding schools - many of which will charge more than R200 000 in 2017. This mostly includes boarding fees too.

Le Cordeur said the whole issue of childhood education is perhaps more complex than one would imagine.

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