Extra time allocated for improving Foundation Phase Curriculum
Western Cape pupils will receive extra time to catch up on the hours of maths and reading they lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the Systemic tests for 2019 and 2021 Grade 3 pass rate in Maths dropped by 13.8 percentage points and the pass rate in Language dropped by 8 percentage points between 2019 and 2021.
An extra two hours of reading lessons every week and an extra hour of Maths will be provided after adjusting the amount of time allocated to Life Skills. This will result in an additional 60 learning hours
Minister Maynier has confirmed that the length of the School day will not be increased.
Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi