Inside Education partnered with the Tim Tebeila Foundation to launch Africa Education Indaba in Limpopo on Thursday. The main reason behind the launch was to look at the significant drop in the performance of matric students in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape and see what provinces that get it right (Gauteng and the Free State) have done.
Industry stakeholders including teachers, unions (Sadtu), university professors and the minister of education met to discuss challenges facing South Africa’s education system. Some educationalist said the reason behind the bad performance was that learners did not have a strong foundation in their mother tongue. Others said teachers did not have the necessary resources required for good performance.
Questions also arose regarding the digitisation of classrooms and teachers not having the necessary skills to use digital and media skills in their classrooms.