President Jacob Zuma says there must be serious consequences for teachers in schools where learners performed poorly.
Zuma was speaking at the Basic Education Lekgotla in Centurion following last year's matric results.
EWN reporter, Thando Kubheka says the President emphasised that there should also be consequences for principals and school's management for schools that recorded a 0% pass rate.
He says we must not allow any room in the public sector for incompetence.— Thando Kubheka, EWN Reporter
He says the sector must do more to improve leaner outcomes in mathematics, science, accounting and languages— Thando Kubheka, EWN Reporter
Zuma said more children should be encouraged to take these subjects and that teachers should be better trained.
He said concrete plans should be developed to address issues in the education system.
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