NC schools to get a helping hand

The Northern Cape Department of Education has embarked on infrastructure assessments at various schools across the province.

This after opposition members in the provincial legislature criticised MEC Mac Jack for lack of resources and the poor state of schools in the province during his budget vote last month. In efforts to address the challenges, Jack visited numerous schools to assess infrastructure delivery projects.

With the R6.9 billion budget for his department, Jack vowed to not only ensure infrastructure development at various schools before the end of the 2019/20 fiscal year, but to build new ones, hire more teachers and ensure that conditional grants are used accordingly to benefit all schools. He said that developments at special needs schools are also of high importance and that the budget for learners with special needs has been increased to over R170 million to ensure that their schools are well equipped and their needs met.