A school in Tembisa, Gauteng has been under construction for nearly 5 years with more than R86 million spent on it. Residents of the community are now appealing to the government to open the school as the conditions of the temporary school are very poor.
Parents and learners have been gathering outside Sinenjongo High school in Joe Slovo park in the hope of finding placement at the school. They are among more than 8,600 learners still to be placed at schools in the Western Cape.
President Ramaphosa has said that government is aiming to roll out the new Coding and Robotics Curriculum for schools. This is being done so that preparation can be done for the Fourth (and Fifth) Industrial Revolution.
The Congress of South African Students is of the opinion that the Minister of Basic Education is arrogant and needs to do her job better. The Congress is happy with the results but believe that there's still a lot of work to do in schools.
The Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Scafer says the provincial department is very pleased with the results achieved by the 2020 matrics. The province placed third in the country for their overall pass rate.
Education unions, Naptosa and SADTU have said that they are pleased with the 2020 matric results despite the drop in the pass rate, which was expected due to the effects of Covid-19 on teaching and learning.
Minister Angie Motshekga announced the Class of 2020's Matric pass rate which, just as expected, was lower that last year's. The results are however still something to be proud of when looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the school year.