Education needs improvement - Motshekga

2012-07-19 13:27
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (File, Sapa)

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - There is much needed to be done to improve the quality of education in South Africa, said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in Johannesburg on Thursday.

"Poverty... is a major barrier to education," Motshekga said at an SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) workshop on the charter of basic education rights.

The need for accurate baseline information was pivotal to measure progress and monitoring, she said.

In a speech prepared for delivery, Motshekga said South Africa's Constitution through the Bill of Rights put children first and government was unflinching in its commitment to education.

She said the involvement of stakeholders in drawing up the charter was important, and her department and the SAHRC needed further engagement regarding the details of the charter.

She said the department was "very willing" to continue working with the SAHRC on the charter.
Read more on:    sahrc  |  angie motshekga  |  education

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Meet instagram star, Pumpkin the racoon

With 300 000 followers and growing Pumpkin is winning over the internet!



The cats that cost R35 000
Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy
13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Plant some seeds. Your innovative mind is on fire and your ingenious ideas may just be the seeds for future projects. You may more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.