The Basic Education Department says it wants to increase the penalty for parents and guardians who do not ensure that their children are in school from six months to six years imprisonment.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the Annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, which takes place from January 15 – 17, 2020.
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has encouraged those who have failed matric not to see it as the end of the road.
The Department of Basic Education has warned the public against circulating fake news articles, which claim that the minimum pass requirements for school mathematics have been lowered to 20% for grades seven to nine.
The Sadtu has appealed to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to conduct more research on the proposed Grade 9 General Education Certificate.
The Commission on Gender Equality said Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga should undergo gender-sensitization training.
The Basic Education Department has urged parents to support their children’s learning by encouraging good school attendance.
The Basic Education Department has slammed media reports that Grade 4 will learn about masturbation in a new curriculum.
The new life orientation textbooks will be rolled out next year.
The Department of Basic Education says it’s been linking schools with police stations in an effort to improve safety at schools. The Department was reacting to criticism by teacher union, Sadtu in the North West.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she needs 10-billion rand to completely eradicate pit latrines in schools.