Education Dept plans for 2020

2008-01-02 00:00

THE Education Department has reiterated that while they have consistently intervened at grade 12 level to improve students’ results, they are under no illusion that such interventions are sustainable or even desirable in the long term and that pupils who start grade R this year will be given a head start towards better results.

In MEC Ina Cronje’s speech last week after the matric results were announced, she said that it is significant that the grade R learners of 2008 are the matric class of 2020.

“We have taken the view that history will judge us harshly if we are still to be engaging in intervention programmes in 2020 for the learners who enter grade R next year. We have to be far-sighted and lay the foundation for the day when there will be no need for matric intervention programmes in an attempt to fix something that is fundamentally broken, interventions which would only but be too little too late,” she said.

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