GDE to increase classroom numbers in high-pressure zones

The Gauteng Education Department will implement English and Afrikaans as the languages of teaching and learning in under-subscribed township schools. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department will implement English and Afrikaans as the languages of teaching and learning in under-subscribed township schools.

It will also be increasing the number of classrooms in high-pressure zones.

This comes as up to 14,000 pupils still have to be placed for next year, ahead of the 30 November deadline.

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The department says it will provide mobile classrooms to struggling schools.

It will also partner with some independent schools to accommodate an excess of pupils at public institutions.

"There are schools who have low numbers in the townships. We are going to convert those to an English medium," said Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona.

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"We have invested a lot in township schools. They are not in towns, they are in townships. For instance the unity school in Deveyton, everyone wants to go there. All the schools that are being opened now in the townships, there is no one that doesn't want to go there. We have invested a lot in making sure that our learners are taught well."

The department says it will also partner with some independent schools to accommodate an excess of pupils at public institutions.

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