Focus schools for disadvantaged communities
Twenty-eight high schools in historically disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape will be transformed into Focus Schools over the next three years. The schools will specialise in three fields: Arts and Culture; Business, Commerce and Management; and Engineering and Technology. Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore says 49-million rand has been allocated for the initial development of these schools in each of the seven education districts of the province. Dugmore says his department will increase access and quality in subjects that were previously not available to all learners, and equip them with scarce skills needed in the marketplace.