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NC Education dept says all systems go for SGB elections

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A total of 554 public ordinary schools in the Northern Cape will elect their 2024 school governing bodies from March 1 to 31.

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A TOTAL of 554 public ordinary schools in the Northern Cape will elect their 2024 school governing bodies (SGB) from March 1 to 31.

Northern Cape Department of Education spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said that systems are in place to ensure that the elections will run smoothly.

“The training of provincial, district and school electoral officers has already been completed,” said Van der Merwe.

He thanked all outgoing SGB members for their selfless commitment and their contributions over the past three years.

“It has been proven that school governing bodies play a crucial role in the success of our schools and in supporting curriculum delivery. Schools with effective and efficient SGBs are more likely to secure greater success than those with limited parental and community involvement. Creative and resourceful SGBs also play a fundamental role in mobilising scarce resources for education.”

Van der Merwe added that induction workshops for all newly elected governing bodies would be arranged to familiarise the members with their roles and responsibilities and the code of conduct.

“SGBs are responsible for policy issues and management of school finances, ensuring the safety of schools and other broader functions that result in the overall functionality of the school as an institution where quality teaching and learning takes priority. Any disruptions of teaching and learning of classes and schools must be avoided at all costs.”

Van der Merwe reminded parents to ensure that their details were on the school’s admission register, as it would be used as the school’s voters roll.

“No parent will be allowed to take part in the SGB elections if their names do not appear on the school’s admission register. Voters must produce an identity document or driving licence.”

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