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School of Specialisation opens in Soweto

Kekana MD

The ANC welcomes the opening of the first School of Specialisation in Soweto, the new Curtis Nkondo School of Specialisation, which will focus on Engineering, Maths and Science; ICT and Commerce and Entrepreneurship.

And therefore this distinct form of school with a strong technical and vocational content will assist in addressing critical skills shortages in South Africa and accelerate the improvement of existing Dinaledi, Technical and Magnet schools in Gauteng. As well as putting an enormous positive impact on the Gauteng's economy in particular and rest of the country in general.

Also, of most important, benefit from the school will be the definite positive impact on the skills deficiency of the country's youth and workforce, and the tackling of poverty and unemployment whilst promoting short and long-term economic growth.

The ANC believes that this phenomenon signals a new era in basic education, as the school will play an important role in the skills revolution as envisaged in both the National Development Plan. Whilst preparing Learners for the transition to work or pursue higher training, therefore the concept of the school should be expanded in Gauteng as well as in other provinces.

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