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One area identified in the past by Education Minister Naledi Pandor as a major disappointment has been the failure of management at provincial level.
Lapses that result in a lack of timeous response to problems contribute to the government's frustrated efforts to improve the learning.
Last week we reported on a North West school where pupils spent the past five months without a mathematics and a science teacher.
In spite of repeated reminders, the department failed to send a replacement to Tshelelopele High School in Itsoseng to ensure continuity.
How the children will catch up with their work is anybody's guess. The incompetent officials who failed them must be fired. Period.