16 October 2012
MEC of Education in the Western
Cape, Donald Grant, today announced the
decision to close 20 of the 27 schools which were selected for closure in the
The proposed closure of the schools
was based on reasons varying from underperformance, lack of infrastructure and
decreasing learner numbers.
Grant said government plans to subsidise the moving schools with safe and reliable
transportation, utilising already
existing routes or starting new routes for the learners.
Learners from the schools that will
be closed will be moved to schools within in their vicinity.
The learners from non-fees paying
school placed within schools with fees, government will contribute fees on
their behalf for 2013.
ANC Western Cape leader Marius
Fransman said this is typical of the DA’s war on poor where that party’s
uncaring heart is once more exposed as well as the undemocratic and highhanded
dealings with poor people.
The seven schools that were saved
are the secondary schools Zonnebloem Nest and Peakview as well as the primary
schools Athwood (all three Metro Central), Bosplaas (Winelands), Nuhoop (West
Coast), Rodewal and Wittedrift (Eden Karoo).
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