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Gauteng MEC for Education faces numerous challenges ahead of school year

16 January 2018 5:11 PM
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Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education talks on the controversies facing the department ahead of the new school year.

The new school year begins tomorrow in Gauteng, yet there are thousands of grade one learners who still need to be placed in schools.

READ: Over 30 000 Gauteng pupils not yet placed in schools

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education, says that it has been a difficult task, but they are hoping all learners will be placed in schools by mid-February 2018.

I think by February I will be in a position to [resolve this]. It's too hectic, we have the problem of choice, but when we resolve some of the challenges that we have, I think all learners will be placed by mid February.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education

He adds that it regrettable that some learners will miss a few days of schooling due to insufficient placements.

Another controversy facing the department of education is the court ruling that accused the education department of intimidating principals when it comes to placing learners in their school. This was part of the High Court ruling prohibiting the placement of 55 English-speaking learners at Höerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging.

READ: Opinion: 'If you are going to apply legal principles call a spade a spade'

On this matter, Lesufi, say they are already looking into what the judge has said. There are discrepancies with what these two principals in the case said, he adds.

Listen to the full interview below:


16 January 2018 5:11 PM
Tags:
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Panyaza Lesufi
new school year
Gauteng pupils
hoerskool Overvaal case

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