Minister of Basic Education wants special unit for school infrastructure

Minister of Basic Education wants special unit for school infrastructure

South Africa's Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, wants the establishment of a special education infrastructure unit. This could be a costly move, but Motshekga feels it should be considered.

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Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, wants a special unit to be established for education infrastructure.

The minister says the unit should be similar to SANRAL (the SA National Road Agency) and would help the department with learning and non-teaching pressures.

This was brought up during an African National Congress manifesto briefing on social infrastructure that was held at the party's headquarters, Luthuli House.

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According to a report by TimesLIVE, Motshekga feels the department should not play an important role in school infrastructures.

That way, she says, the department can focus on teaching and learning.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the minister said that giving the responsibility of infrastructure to the Department of Public Works was fruitless and it didn't do its job.

Creating such a unit as the minister is requesting could be very expensive, but she feels it must at least be discussed.

It might cost a lot of money to set up another administration when there is public works already in existence, but it is something that we must debate.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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