KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Education (DoE) plans to shut 255 small and non-viable schools – 70 high schools and 185 primary schools – during the 2023/24 financial year and 967 schools by 2028. These are schools with few learners.
In a recent presentation to the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, the head of the department, Nkosinathi Ngcobo said most of the schools were in rural areas.
He said the department was looking at progressively closing the small schools. There were more than 900 of them in the province.
The department would start with those that had the lowest enrolment or were…
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