Education in the Western Cape gets a boost
Western Cape education is set for a major change, with 68 public schools being transformed into "speciality" schools focusing on maths, science and technology, business management or arts and culture. The provincial plan, which comes into effect next year, aims at giving poorer children access to focused training in specific fields. The Cape Argus reports that Premier Ebrahim Rasool says the speciality schools will be spread across the province. Fifty of the new schools will focus on maths, science and technology with ten focusing on arts and culture, while eight will concentrate on business management.