Equal Education, a body advocating for learner rights, says issues of safety in schools have been a concern for a while.
Civil Society group, Equal Education (EE), has written to parliament raising concerns over Zukisa Faku, former Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Municipality, being the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education.
Equal Education says the 2018 matric pass rate of 78% announced by the Basic Education Department is not entirely accurate as it ignores the number of learners who dropped out on the road to matric.
The Bhisho High Court will on Thursday and Friday this week hear Equal Education’s case to fix the School Infrastructure Law, mainly in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa’s education system remains unequal. The recent matric results clearly demonstrate that the education system is biased towards those who have financial means.
South Africa’s education system has had profound changes since the advent of democracy. But it’s still riddled with dismal learner outcomes in poor schools, which some believe, continues to perpetuate apartheid-era patterns of labour market inequality.
Parents or guardians have the primary responsibility for the education of their children, and have the right to be consulted by state authorities with respect to the form that education should take and to take part in its governance.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Tuesday appointed former Interior Minister and ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa as head of a committee to tackle social inequality and poverty, the Royal Palace said in a statement.
Ten countries- including the United States, Brazil and Egypt criticised a global conference on sexual and reproductive health on Thursday,saying it promoted abortion and sex education.
Government and UN officials in Ghana were forced to defend a school sex education program on Tuesday after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values.