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17 October, 2002
Statement by André Gaum, Western Cape Education Minister
My department has decided not to use Cuban teachers to assist in the areas of Mathematics and Science training for teachers.
This is a decision that the National Department left the provinces to make. I believe that we are one of two provinces that chose not to make use of the Cuban teachers.
We decided against this for the following reasons:
My department is taking a number of initiatives to improve the mathematics and science results of learners and the teaching capacity of teachers. We believe that these initiatives will yield the results we require.
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