[LISTEN] Lesufi shares his vision for specialisation schools and more
An engineering school focused on the automobile industry and launched by the Gauteng Basic Education Department in partnership with BMW in 2019, has achieved a 97% matric pass rate.
The school, based in Soshanguve, is one of many specialisation facilities established in the province.
Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi spoke to Ray White on the Afternoon Drive to share a full update on some of the schools results and more.
Lesufi says children must be prepared for the working environment. He says the aim is to build 35 specialisation schools in the province.
We have got 19 of these schools. The intention is to have 35 because we are saying to change township education, gone are the days where people must just study about the frog or Jan van Riebeeck. The schools must specialise but in specialising, you must also introduce things that are important at an early stage.Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
Now that the matric results have demonstrated that this thing can work, we really believe that we need to get the funding to elevate it - build boarding schools and also expand.Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
Lesufi says there are also plans to launch what he calls a "creche of the future".
A creche of the future is to say gone are the days where children go to the creche to sleep, dance and eat and be collected by parents. We are now formalising the creches.Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC
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