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Department of Education

Bonakele Majuba,South African Council for Educators,gender-based violence,GBV,

Schools Reopening

"We have essentially come together to launch a new drive to truly change the learning, teaching and management of our schools,' President Jacob Zuma told school principals in Durban recently.

President Zuma plans to visit schools unnanounced as part of his active performance monitoring and evaluation policy. "Teachers must teach for seven hours every school day to enhance the performance of learners. Some of our teachers should know that Fridays and pay days are ordinary school working days,' he said.

President Jacob Zuma has addressed school principals as part of his quest to improve the quality of education in South Africa. "The question we must answer today is why our policies have failed to deliver excellence and what we should do about it,' he said.

The Department of Education has invited interested people and organisations to comment on the National Policy for School Infrastructure and National Minimum Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure.
The policies gazetted by the department recently aim to regulate and formalise the provision of school infrastructure.

The Department of Education is finalising preparations towards the matric examinations, saying the exams would be administered with reliability and credibility

The Western Cape Department of Education is seeking ways to provide further support to students displaced during the recent attacks on people from other countries, saying that it is important that their education continues.

The North West Department of Education has budgeted R153 million to Further Education and Training colleges (FET), which will intensify its programme of improving skills.

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