State of school assessment underway in NC

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The Education and Regulation Portfolio Committee in the Northern Cape Province is to conduct a week long oversight visit to schools in the province.

According to the Department of Education spokesperson, Geoffrey van der Merwe, the state of schools infrastructure, admission and placement of learners as well as sufficient learning and teaching material will top the list of what will be assessed.

Van der Merwe says the functionality of schools’ management teams and School Governing Bodies will also be put into question.

“The visit will also involve formal meetings with the National Department of Basic Education, the provincial education department, the portfolio committee on education in the legislature, district officials, SGB’s, schools’ management, and organised labour.”

He says each school in the Pixley Ka Seme district will be visited with the goal of improving results, and more particularly, the provincial matric pass rate.

Katleho Morapela/ Courant News

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