More leadership required in education, says education expert

The 2016 matric results have highlighted the challenges that some rural schools are faced with regarding delivering satisfactory results.

702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes speaks to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, regarding the recent matric results announced by Minister Angie Motsekga.

In another discussion, Prof Sarah Gravett from the University of Johannesburg's education faculty shared her thoughts on the South Africa's education system after the recent announcements.

Listen to the conversation below:

Gauteng registered more than 100 000 pupils, compared to around 80 000 pupils last year, 90 000 of the 107 000 pupils qualified for the NSC.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

I don't think a drop is necessarily significant, but the big drop and the fact that we don't see prpgress in those provinces is concerning.

Prof Sarah Gravett, University of Johannesburg's education faculty

If you want to turn around education, you need strong leadership at all levels. From the MEC, from the head of departmentm, from the disctrict officials, from the principals. Everybody must be committed.

Prof Sarah Gravett, University of Johannesburg's education faculty

If one looks at the education system in the country, there are some schools that are doing very well and many schools that aren't even doing the basics well.

Prof Sarah Gravett, University of Johannesburg's education faculty

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] Kaizer Chiefs to face Orlando Pirates in Soweto Derby

[LISTEN] Kaizer Chiefs to face Orlando Pirates in Soweto Derby

EWN Sports anchor Morena Mothupi shares his prediction for the game.

6500 scholar patrolman in Gauteng to go through compulsory vetting process

6500 scholar patrolman in Gauteng to go through compulsory vetting process

The process is compulsory for all scholar patrolman and follows a series of sexual abuse cases at reported at Gauteng schools.

#LifeEsidimeni: Families share harrowing details

#LifeEsidimeni: Families share harrowing details

A woman has described how she found her brother’s eyes were missing when she saw him in the morgue.

Lord Hain wants the Gupta family and associates investigated

Lord Hain wants the Gupta family and associates investigated

Lord Hain is rallying financial officials in Britain, Dubai, Europe and Hong Kong to investigate the Gupta family.

Education focus: the ANAs and benefits for learners and educators

Education focus: the ANAs and benefits for learners and educators

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has expressed how the ANAs are developed to benefit all in the basic education sector.

Can Panyaza improve quality of education?

Can Panyaza improve quality of education?

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi explains how 'learning camps' for the Matric Class of 2014 will work.

Popular articles
Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the former CEO of Africa’s largest retailer by far.

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

A policing expert explains that the airport shooting may be linked to the shooting at a Stellenbosch nightclub this past weekend.

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Independent Marketing Consultant in the Technology Space, Andrew Fraser says this looks like a leak and not a hack.

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.