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Education is the key

11 January 2013, 14:22
I am troubled, deeply troubled by the appalling matric results that Basic Education Minister Motshega heralded on national television on January 4 which she dressed in finery that very few watching and listening immediately could see through.

How can it be that of the 73,9%, only 23,7% got a university entrance pass and how many of that 23,7% qualify for courses when in fact the total points they score is, in most cases inadequate?

These and a myriad of questions beg at the reality namely that over 60% of the class of 2012 will not be able to secure place in universities or if they job seeking, be unemployed for years to come.

Education, most certainly is the key and knowledge it is door and that is why, when Minister Motshega threatens that government will change provisions of the  the SA Schools Act regarding powers afforded to governing bodies as concerning admission policies, I ask whether or not government should hand over educational matters to a private body tasked to make education easily accessible and qualitatively productive for SA ranks in the bottom end of the education pile!
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