Minister: Blacks in learning crisis

2010-02-25 21:03

Cape Town - It is only the education of black children that is in crisis in South Africa, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday.

Speaking during a debate on education in the National Council of Provinces, she told MPs the education received by children in other communities was good.

"We should not mislead ourselves and say the whole [education] system is in crisis... It is the education of an African child that is in crisis.

"The education of children in other communities still remains quite good... we should not create the impression it is a huge crisis and everybody cries, and others scream wolf when there is no wolf.

"The wolf is in African schools, and that's where we are supposed to be focusing our energies. Because that's where the crisis is," she said.