KZN aims to score higher

2016-11-23 06:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is aiming to score high this year as improvements continue to be made within the province’s ailing education system. Currently, the province is sitting at the bottom of the log among non-performing provinces such as the Eastern Cape and Limpopo.

However, with the concerted efforts that were made in the current academic year, the department is adamant that it will finish 2016 on a high note.

A number of challenges have been cited as the reason behind the poor matric results in the past.

Pupil and teacher absenteeism have been identified as critical contributors to poor performance in schools in the province.

The department, however, is confident that it is winning the battle in this regard and department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said they are satisfied with the progress made thus far. He said that further strides are being made to eradicate absenteeism at the source. Mahlambi said that despite the challenges, there is a commitment among pupils and teachers to ensure that the current academic year ends with better results.

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