South Africa: President Ramaphosa Promises Better Education at SONA

South Africa President Ramaphosa Promises Better Education at SONA (News Central TV)

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday at the State of the Nation Address that his administration would work harder to give quality education to South Africans.

The President said; “For the last two years, the education of our children and young people has been severely disrupted. As we return to normal educational activity, we will work harder to ensure that all learners and students get the quality education they need and deserve,”

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa

In Education, the matric class of 2021 experienced a surge to achieve a 98.39% IEB pass rate and a 76.4% NSC pass rate.

Schools in South Africa are still experiencing some challenges as a Human Rights Commission report into water and sanitation found that many schools are still without proper water and sanitation facilities.
EFF members clash with Police outside the City Hall, ahead of the State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

In August 2021, the National Treasury reduced the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Basic Education’s budget by R6.3 billion. The reduction was spread across all regions in the country.

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