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New boss for Umalusi council

EDUC-UMALUSI

JOHANNESBURG June 12 Sapa

Pupils write English paper 1 at Gardens Commercial High School in Cape Town. Picture: Courtney Africa. Credit: Courtney Africa

NEW UMALUSI COUNCIL HEAD APPOINTED

North West University maths and education professor John Volmink has been appointed chair of the Umalusi council, the basic education department said on Thursday.

"Prof J Volmink is a nationally recognised expert in education and in assessment, and has extensive experience in quality assurance and related matters," it said in a statement.

Volmink would chair the fourth Umalusi Council for the next four years. It is responsible for the quality assurance of general and further education training and has 14 members.

"The members are representative of the general and further education and training sectors and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of, and an attested commitment to the interests in these education sectors," the department said.

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