Western Cape Premier Helen
Zille will today listen to young people in Stellenbosch as part of the Year
Beyond Programme regarding challenges in education.
The programme recruits and
trains young motivated people who spend a year tutoring and mentoring learners
in underperforming schools.
The young people are expected
to share what needs to change to address school dropouts and improve academic
Premier Spokesperson Michael
Mpofu said, the idea is that these particular mentors will have experience to
look at the score system and understand what the real challenges are, and
possibly bringing up a solution as to how we can tackle them.
This is particularly good
because we getting an inside perspective.
“We came to try and impose our
ideas, but sometimes it helps to learn from people who walks through the system
and whoa are currently working in the system and hopefully it would be a great
opportunity for something solid to come out of it.” Mpofu added.
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