The Eastern Cape Department of Education has set aside millions of rand to revitalise boarding schools and merge viable and non-viable schools.(SABC)
Eastern Cape Education stakeholders have vowed to challenge the provincial department's intention to close about 2 000 non-viable schools in the province.
The department has cited the dwindling learner numbers. It has set aside millions of rand to revitalise boarding schools and merge viable and non-viable schools in the province.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) provincial administrator, Sindisile Zamisa says they will oppose the decision.
“When we heard about the announcement which is intending to close about 2000 schools, our first reaction was to question whether this number is correct or not…our concern is seeing this number in the media as we were not informed of it.”