EDITORIAL | Paying consultants millions to teach maths and science doesn’t add up
With thousands of vacant posts, Eastern Cape education department’s outsourcing of extra lessons makes no sense
Already drowning in its own ineptness, the Eastern Cape education department seems hell-bent on throwing money down the drain.
How else can it explain outsourcing the after-hour teaching of almost all grade 12 subjects to private companies at a cost of hundreds of millions of rand — while there is an option to do it more cheaply in-house?
The provincial education department is not offering an explanation, citing “this will be an infringement of the service providers’ rights in terms of Popia (Protection of Personal Information Act)”, according to spokesperson Mali Mtima...