400 school principals investigated for fraud Basic
Education Minister Angie Motshekga says nearly 400 principles have been
investigated for corruption in Gauteng and Limpopo, between 2011 and 2015.
In a written parliamentary
question, Motshekga says provincial heads of department could not provide the
data available from the other provinces -except the Free State and Western
Cape, where no principles have been investigated for corruption.
She says during this period,
no principle has been criminally charged, convicted or dismissed.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Cape Education Department
has flushed thousands of alleged ghost pupils out of the education system,
saving R60-million this year.
This was revealed
by education MEC Mandla Makupula at the Bhisho legislature recently.
embarked on a process to get schools to verify identity documents, passports
and study permit numbers.
Makupula said the
aim was to ensure resources were directed to where they were needed most.
He says there are
more than 5000 schools in the Eastern Cape and to date, more than 30000 ghost
pupils have been picked up through the verification process.
He says these
include 24571 pupils in Grade R, 961 at special schools and 5292 at independent
education spokesman Malibongwe Mtima said the verification process was ongoing.
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