The siren is sounding loud and clear. We need to bring back competent school inspectors and subject advisors into the classrooms. The unacceptable outcomes obtained in the national midyear exams by the Eastern Cape Grade 3, 6 and 9 pupils is an indictment of the ineptitude of the Provincial Department of Education.
The Democratic Alliance is horrified, although not surprised, by the low pass percentages obtained, as reflected in the printed media today (Tues, 6 July). These results can only be ascribed to the poor adherence by the educators concerned as to the set outcomes to be achieved, as well as to the lack of assistance by departmental officials in terms of management, supply of learner-teacher support material and the overcrowding of classes. Read the full story on Politicsweb.