Lesufi makes bold move to shut down poor performing independent schools

Sadtu has called Panyaza Lesufi's announcement to fire principals of the lowest performing schools as unfair, following the 2016 matric results.

702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes speaks to Gauteng MEC of Education, Panyaza Lesufi, about his decision to fire principals of poor performing schools.

Listen to the interview below:

I'm spending not less than R3.5 million per annum on each school. I'm using taxpayers' money to buy this kind of service. I need to put the interest of the children first.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng education MEC

Only these schools have performed less than 20% and I'm not prepared to keep them. Because these children in these schools stand a better chance to fail than pass.

Panyaza lesufi, Gauteng education MEC

There's no single school in Gauteng, even the poorest of the poor that have performed less than 50%. It's only these schools and I'm not prepared to keep them.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng education MEC

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