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Improving quality of education a top priority, says WC MEC

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says the bulk of the department's budget will be spent on developing schools in poor communities.

FILE: Western Cape MEC for Education Debbie Schafer. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says improving the quality of education is the department's top priority.

Schafer unveiled the department's budget for the 2017/18 financial year on Wednesday.

It's has been allocated more than R20 billion.

Schäfer says the bulk of the budget will be spent on developing schools in poor communities.

“We need to spend a lot of money on infrastructure that will be for maintenance, new schools as well as new projects.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)