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Gauteng Education wants to eradicate asbestos at schools

MEC Panyaza Lesufi will deliver his R40 billion budget vote speech at the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday.

 FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Education Department wants to eradicate asbestos at schools, including in mobile classrooms.

MEC Panyaza Lesufi will deliver his R40 billion budget vote speech at the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday.

He says that the majority of the budget will be prioritised on infrastructure and the acceleration of proper education to meet global standards.

“We intend to use the R40 billion budget that has been allocated to us to kick start the eradication of both the asbestos schools and the mobile schools within the schooling environment.

“But the last chunk of this money we intend to allocate it to teacher development, teacher salaries and teacher work within the classroom to ensure that we’ve got the best teachers to produce the best learners in our schools.”

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