GP Education launches Nuclear Technology Schools of Specialisation
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the launch of nuclear technology schools of specialisation at Edward Phatudi Secondary School and Phelindaba Secondary School in Atteridgeville, are a means to contribute to the South African economy.
The department has partnered with local company Necsa to place a focus on Nuclear Technology, through math and science.
Lesufi spoke to Aubrey Masango on the Afternoon Drive to share more about the new development.
It means the level of education and quality of teachers needs to be high because when you speak about nuclear you cannot speak about math literacy, you need to speak about pure math so we are investing in that development of our children.Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
We are investing in the economy that is already existing which simply means that people that qualify are not going to be at the end of the queue of those that are unemployed.Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
Lesufi says plans are in place to open more specialist schools in the province.
We are also speaking to BMW, we want them to convert two of our schools to be schools of BMW. We have already opened a school of engineering in Soweto. We are also opening a school sports. So we are broadening this school of specilaistion across the province, there are going to be 25 in total.Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
We are pulling all these companies that have broad skills that we need so that the economy can grow.Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
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