A few days ago , the Ministry of Basic Education released the 2021 Matric results .Although there was an increase in regard to the pass rate , the government is reported to be looking at transforming the education sector for the better. Onyi Nwaneri , who is the Chief Executive Officer of Afrika Tikkun reportedly informed that even though the pass rate that was recorded in 2021 was higher than that of 2020 ,it was still lower compared to the one that was recorded in 2019.
The pass rate for 2019 stood at 81.3% , while that one of 2020 was at 76.2% . The pass rate for 2021 increased to 76.4% .A call was made as well for the Department of Education to start solving the challenges that have been experienced by learners as a result of the pandemic. It was added that things that have been done by the Department of Basic Education and those that have not been addressed need to be looked at .Still moving on , there was an expression of the need to increase accessibility to education to help shape the future of the country. Onyi said that increasing access to education was what the country needed regarding transformation. It was adder by Nanweri that education was important towards addressing the injustices that came in South Africa as a result of apartheid. It was stated that there was inequality in education that was created because of apartheid.
Increasing accessibility to education has a big role of promoting equality in regard to education. A call was also made for the private and private sector to work as a unity.The Department of Basic Education has an important role of ensuring that everyone has access to education in order to help enhance the future of the country.
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