The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) deals with universities, and other post-school education and training, as well as coordinating the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa (HRDSSA).
The role and responsibilities for education in South Africa is shared by the Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The Department of Education specifically deals with all schools and grades ranging from Grade R to Grade 12, and adult literacy programmes.
On Tuesday, the Department of Basic Education released the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study report. The TIMSS report has shown concern about the country being below the global average in maths and science. However, learners are continuning to improve in these subjects.
Unemployment is a massive challenge that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis. With 55.75% of the country's youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country's economy.