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'Twinning school programmes will bridge inequality'

Panyaza Lesufi says no child must be denied access to education because they were born in the wrong area.

FILE: Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department says the twinning of school programmes is the only way to bridge inequalities in South Africa's education system.

The programme will see well-resourced schools merge with their less fortunate counterparts, meaning there will be one principal, one governing body and one bank account for each twin project.

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says several sets of schools will pilot the project.

"This is one country and all our resources belong to all our children. There must be no child that is denied access to quality education because they are born in the wrong area. Where you are born must not determine who you are in life."

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