300 Primary school teachers fail grade 3 english test

Leonie Pretorius

16 June 2016

Three hundred primary school teachers will be sent for training after they failed a Grade 3 English first additional language test.

The Basic Education Department says this should not come as a shock because English is not the home language of many teachers
The Zenex Foundation found the English proficiency of the teachers tested in the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal is comparable to that of a Grade 3 learner.

Basic Education's Elijah Mahlangu says the department is aware English is challenging for some teachers.