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Geographic Tool Improves School Infrastructure Planning

Matt Ball on May 28, 2012 - in Planning

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has developed an electronic tool for improving infrastructure planning for education. Education MEC Donald Grant on Friday launched the Geographic Information System (GIS) for Infrastructure Planning. The WCED is populating the GIS with school-specific data concerning the actual and required size of school facilities; learner enrolment levels and trends; classroom ratios; school fees; medium of instruction; quintile and poverty index data; type of school (such as primary, secondary, intermediate and combined); whether schools operate from leased premises; and whether schools are built with inappropriate materials.

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