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EC Education Department pushing to improve matric results

By Marc Jacobson - Feb 11, 2016
EC Education Department pushing to improve matric results

The Eastern Cape Education Department is pushing forward with efforts to improve the learning status of schools after the province ended bottom in the country last year.

The Matric pass rate in Eastern Cape declined to 56.8% in 2015 and Acting Department Head, Sizakele Nethilaphala, and her team are initially concentrating their efforts specifically on the Mount Frere District.

She told AlgoaFM News that the Department had spent the last few days with officials in the District in order to discuss and alleviate outstanding issues of teacher vacancies and school infrastructure. She also said that they will be attending to the schools that have been damaged by natural disasters.

"There are 1665 posts that were divided among the District offices and Mount Frere District got 115, those are being filled immediately we are hoping that we can as leaders begin to work together and be able to address issues with speed so that we can ensure that we deliver quality education to our learners and we begin to improve learning outcomes in this Province" said Nethilaphala.