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JULY 29, 2014 Excited pupils from Mzokhanyo High School in Duncan Village happily tuck into a plate of pap and chicken, which the school is serving for the first time in line with the new menu for the school nutrition programme. Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA ©DAILY DISPATCH

Budget boost means kids eat chicken for first time

‘Joy on those faces just heart-warming’ THE department of education has new menus for its school nutrition programme – and for the first time, Eastern Cape pupils will be fed chicken meat.

MEC for Education Mandla Makupula. Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Education MEC fires rotten apple employees

EDUCATION MEC Mandla Makupula has announced that his department has fired 30 employees for various irregularities.

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Education head suspended

Ngonzo accused of unilateral tender decision PROVINCIAL education boss Mthunywa Ngonzo’s tenure at the helm of the troubled department could be coming to an end after he was suspended yesterday.

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Schools learning to fail

Education plunges into chaos as pupils sit on buckets, share question papers. A RADICAL plan by the Eastern Cape department of education to overhaul the education system has left hundreds of pupils without teachers

ACID AGONY: Siyabulela Hola from Zanolwazi, whose face was burnt when a bottle of acid broke and splashed him at school, dreams of having plastic surgery  so that he can look ‘normal’ again. Picture: MARK ANDREWS

R5.5m for acid burn victim

Youth now plans to start a business that will help whole village AN EASTERN Cape pupil whose face was severely disfigured when he was burnt by acid at school has received R5.5-million in compensation

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Bhisho rolls out support for matrics

MEC sets sights on 70% pass rate WITH only 139 days to the start of the 2014 matric exams, the provincial education department has launched an Information and Communications Technology campaign as part of its support programme.

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Still no desks for thousands of pupils

THE provincial education department has applied for a four-month extension to meet an Mthatha High Court order that it provides every public school with adequate school furniture by May 31.

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Language crucial in SA transforming education

THE matric results may have faded from our memories, but as we move towards the fifth general election, the issue of education has been raised once more by political parties in their respective manifestos.

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