Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DA calls on Motshekga to announce plans of education system

Loyiso Langeni
23 December 2014

The Democratic Alliance on Monday called on Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to announce interventions that will tackle inequality in our education system.

This month, Motshekga announced Annual National Assessment, which showed that less than 3% of grade 9 pupils writing the 2014 tests achieved more than 50% for maths, but this was an improvement as only 2% of grade 9 pupils achieved 50% in 2012 and 2013.

DA MP of Basic Education Annette Lovemore said in the past, many indicators have been used to measure the success of the schooling system, and that not one of them is linked to one of the biggest challenges in South Africa's schools.

Lovemore added that one of the biggest problems that exists in South African education system today is the inequality in terms of education received by the poor and by the affluent.

“The poor in our country are receiving a much in serious standards of education to those that are more affluent and can afford to pay fees.” Lovemore said.

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