Overcrowded classrooms and lack of resources still plague Gauteng schools

Advocacy group Equal Education has called on the Department of Education in Gauteng to release key information on exactly how bad the overcrowding situation is at schools.

While it has welcomed the commitment from the Department of Basic Education to reduce overcrowding in schools, Equal Education said it was “distressed” about the lack of information on the severity of the situation.

According to Equal Education, there have been reports of up to 70 pupils squeezed into a single classroom in Gauteng and, at times, more than 30 pupils staying home on some days due to the overcrowding.

“The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is ducking and diving the handing over of information on…

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