Basic Education

school reopening

A survey conducted among South African students has revealed that 90% of the
respondents feel they would handle their finances with more confidence if they had
been taught about financial planning while at school.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says while a lot of progress has been made
in improving the standard of education in the country, more needs to be done to take
education to the next level.

Bobby Soobrayan will be moving on from his position as Director General in the Department of Basic Education, Minister Angie Motshekga has announced.The minister has appointed his former special adviser Panyaza Lesufi as Acting Director-General until end of April 2014.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will represent South Africa in this
year's Education World Forum (EWF) held in London. The forum will bring
together delegates representing over 75 percent of the worlds population, to
share ideas and discuss education policies.

There have been major developments in the education sector, particularly in
the transformation of the curriculum which has been strengthened through
the development of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS).

Over the past four years the Department of Basic Education has addressed many of
challenges that were historically associated with the opening of schools resulting in a
smoother start to the school year.


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