Significant slice of pie set to address wide range of needs
EASTERN Cape schools and hostels will get some much-needed revamping and rebuilding over the next three years, thanks to the monetary boost by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
Delivering his maiden budget speech yesterday, Nene gave a significant slice of the budget to address the various education needs of the country – from pre-school to tertiary level.
Nene allocated R7.4-billion to address infrastructure backlogs nationally, with a further R29.6billion to ensure that every school met the infrastructure norms and standards by next year.
This would speak to an issue that has caused bad blood between non-profit organisations and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga over the years.
The Eastern Cape is due to get 20 new schools in the 2015-16 financial year, with a total 134 planned for the next three years.
-Zandile Mbabela and Jan-Jan Joubert
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