The Gauteng provincial government announced its plans to develop 27 specialised schools between 2016 and 2018.
Speaking at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature on Thursday, the Gauteng social transformation cluster chairperson, Qedani Mahlangu‚ said the schools were geared towards the city region’s programme of transformation.
“The schools will specialise in commerce and entrepreneurship, maths, science and ICT, engineering, performing and creative arts and sports,” says Mahlangu.
Mahlangu said the first school of specialisation was officially opened this month and was named after the late education activist, Curtis Nkondo.
Mahlangu also added that the government was increasing the number of schools for children with specialised needs in the townships.
“Eight such schools have been opened so far and a further 18 will be opened this year,” says Mahlangu.