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Power to governing bodies: ambitious plan to give them more clout

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Power to governing bodies: ambitious plan to give them more clout

If approved, an ‘intervention programme on overcrowding’ to expedite classroom construction will be in their hands

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An ambitious plan to grant governing bodies the power to appoint contractors to build additional classrooms at overcrowded schools is on the cards.

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga discussed the proposal with governing body associations and other education stakeholders on Saturday.

The proposed “special intervention programme on overcrowding” is aimed at fast-tracking the construction of extra classrooms, which is frequently bogged down by red tape and bureaucracy associated with conventional procurement processes...

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