Motshekga: Boosting teacher quality vital

2013-07-31 07:27
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Pretoria - The quality of education relies heavily on teachers' ability to deliver the curriculum, Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday.

"South Africa continues to grapple with formidable challenges associated with the quality of teaching," she said in Pretoria.

"We know that this is a very serious matter with a plethora of research studies pointing to the impact of the quality of teachers on the quality of education."

She said quality education could be provided through professional development of teachers.

Motshekga was speaking at the launch of the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA's (Naptosa) Institute for Professional Development.

Motshekga said the institution would help improve teacher quality.

Pupils could not be expected to change their performance if teachers continued doing what they had always done, she said.

"We like to see teachers being excited about learning on a life-long basis, being on time, teaching and improving the quality of learning in their schools."

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