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R60m plan to address school crisis

24 January 2014
Zandile Mbabela

OVERCROWDED Nelson Mandela Bay schools that are bursting at the seams could soon benefit from R60- million set aside by the provincial Basic Education Department to tackle the overflow.

The government also plans to do away with grades eight and nine in primary schools.

Eastern Cape Education Department head Mthunywa Ngonzo yesterday said the money had been put aside for the purchase of extra mobile classes and that these should be “sorted out” by the end of next month.

“Districts have identified all schools that are suffering overcrowding and have taken it up with province,” he said.

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