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Pupils with special needs are being sidelined, says veteran teacher

Meanwhile, pupils who drop out of school after grade 9 have nothing to show for almost a decade of education

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A seasoned teacher has accused the department of basic education of “hijacking” the establishment of a curriculum that was meant exclusively for pupils with special education needs (LSEN).

Christine Mostert told delegates attending a summit on inclusive education in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, on Monday that a draft curriculum had been developed and training of teachers was done provincially and nationally.

She said that according to the national development goals, SA must produce 30,000 qualified artisans per year “if we want to do something about the poverty”...

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