Tag: angie motshekga
The R8.2-billion Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative, soon to hand over its 100th school, is upgrading education environments for teachers and learners across South Africa, writes basic education minister Angie Motshekga.
With the aim of one school a week, hundreds of schools are being built or refurbished under the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative. All of these schools have enough classrooms, water, sanitation and electricity, and include libraries, computer and science labs.
The Department of Education has partnered with the British Council to roll out the Learn English Audio Project in rural schools to improve the teaching and learning of English.
Two days, six questions, tough challenges. The International Mathematical Olympiad, regarded as the most difficult but prestigious of the Olympiads, was hosted in South Africa for the first time, and the country did well against the world's best, earning a medal and several honourable mentions.
The Vodacom Mobile Education Programme’s newest ICT resource centre officially opened its doors, with the aim of boosting teacher training in maths and science in Vhembe, Limpopo.
South Africa’s matric pass rate for 2012 showed an improvement over last year - 73.9% of pupils made the grade, up 3.7% from the 70.2% who passed at the end of 2011.
The class of 2012, which features the first group of South Africa's bornfrees to complete their school career, will start writing their matric exams on Monday 22 October.