Minister Highlights Rights of Disabled to Education

The Department of Basic Education says there are 124 535 pupils with disabilities in ordinary schools and 111 619 being educated in special schools which cater to their needs.

Minister Angie Motshekga says that, “Our government has adopted progressive policies and has taken far-reaching steps to protect the fundamental rights of children, including children living with disabilities.”

South African Education is Doomed until Teachers are Taught

The Minister of Basic Education’s statement on the review of the national curriculum (6 July 2010) highlights the fact that no curriculum can be static. The curriculum should meet the present and potential needs of the country and it has been widely acknowledged there are some glaring gaps in the curriculum which needed to be addressed in order for learners to progress from the General Education and Training (GET) to the Further Education and Training (FET) phase smoothly.


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