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JOHANNESBURG Oct 16 Sapa
SA'S EDUC IMPROVING: MOTSHEKGA
The results of the last national exams show the country's education system is improving following the revision of the curriculum, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Wednesday.
"We have weathered the storm and have turned the Titanic around," she said at the start of a two-day curriculum and transformation conference at the University of SA (Unisa), in Pretoria.
There were clear signs of progress.
"Much work has been done to bring stability in the system. Many schools are fairly functional and those that are struggling are receiving more support from national, provinces and districts."
Last year's pass rate was 73.9 percent, a study had showed an improvement in maths and science results, and access to adult education had increased.
"Through Kha Ri Gude, AED and matric rewrite programmes, more adult South Africans have become educated over time," said Motshekga.
She said the department would continue to improve early childhood development programmes. Training and providing sufficient teachers to all schools was also a priority.
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