Cape Town - Minister Angie Motshekga on Tuesday said South Africa’s basic education has progressed “quite admirably” over the past 25 years of the country’s democratic dispensation and is ready to tackle the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
“We are empowered to analyse and interpret data effectively and accurately. We have been working on improving our South African school management and administrative system and also our learner record information tracking system which provides information around learners,” Motshekga told MPs as she tabled her department’s budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.
"We are therefore ready to tackle the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Motshekga said.
She said “it is no mistake that President Cyril Ramaphosa attributed the sector’s progress to a silent revolution”.
“We, however, are the first to concede that our achievements are accompanied by stubborn systemic challenges that we continue to grapple with,” she said, adding that the department had developed Grade R coding and robotics curriculum and that the design of the Grade 4 curriculum was at an advanced stage.