Schools’ realignment project under way

THE Eastern Cape MEC for Education, Mandla Makupula, said although the realignment of 190 schools in the province appeared to be moving at a snail’s pace, there were high-level political engagements behind the scenes to ensure everyone was on board.

The massive project, which is currently being piloted across the country, is aimed at separating high schools from primary schools.

Speaking at a media briefing before the Eastern Cape budget speech in Bhisho on Thursday, Makupula said it was a mammoth task to realign the schools as there were several combined schools, senior secondary schools and junior secondary schools in the province. – Rochelle de Kocks

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