Despair over Eastern Cape education
By Lelethu Mquqo
24 August 2011
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will ask President Jacob Zuma to intervene in the education crisis in the Eastern Cape.
A task team of five senior ministers appointed by government to turn around the troubled provincial department has met with so much resistance that the President will now have to be informed about the impasse.
The myriad of problems include the termination of temporary educators' contracts, suspension of scholar transport and school feeding programmes and poor financial management.