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Eastern Cape education is ‘cooking up a recipe for academic ...


Eastern Cape education is ‘cooking up a recipe for academic disaster’

Parents have shut down three schools in a bid to force the department to make good on ‘promises’ to fill vacant posts


Angry parents shut down three schools in the Eastern Cape last week because the provincial education department has failed to fill vacant teacher posts.

Michausdal Senior Secondary School in Cradock has been closed since Tuesday, while there were no classes at Humansdorp Secondary on Thursday and Friday after the governing body supported an initial decision by school management and staff to close the facility until eight teachers were appointed.

At Jeffreys Bay Comprehensive High School, the governing body closed the school on Friday because it has had a shortage of nine teachers since January. Vivian van Eyck, chairperson of the governing body, said they needed English, maths, history, business studies and Afrikaans teachers...

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