Quality education in foundation phase ‘will fix education system’

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Quality education in foundation phase ‘will fix education system’

Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Grade One pupils from Constantia Kloof Primary greet their teacher, 14 January 2015, before the start of the school year. Picture: Michel Bega

‘The consequence of a weak foundation phase is weak academic outcomes in high school,’ said Equal Education.

Even though the 2019 matric class achieved a 98.82% pass rate for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) and 81.3% in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, experts have warned there is still plenty of work to be done in the foundation phase in order to improve the state of the education system as a whole. Education movement Equal Education’s co-head of research Rone McFarlane said the department of basic education must make every effort to ensure that pupils receive quality education in the foundation phase. “The consequence of a weak foundation phase is weak academic outcomes in high school –...



 


 

 

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