Article by: Dumisane Dube
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the opening address at the Basic Education Lekgotla on Thursday.
Ramaphosa emphasized on the adaption of going digital in schools. Ramaphosa said the country’s education system should focus on the digital age to ensure good quality education
He also said one of the key focus arrears of the economic development and recovery is boosting education and skills development.
“If we are to seize the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, our education system must be reoriented towards its development in our country. Our schools must teach the skills that will both support the growth of the economy and enable financial inclusion,” explained Ramaphosa.
According to Ramaphosa South Africa needs to provide young people with quality education that prepares them not just for the challenges of the present, but also for the opportunity of the future.
“Not only must we adapt to new ways of learning, but also our own curriculum has to respond to the changes in the world of work” said Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa said South Africa’s education system must focus on science, technology, mathematics and engineering oriented results.
The President has congratulated the matric class of 2020 who achieved a 76.2% pass rate.
He also encouraged learners who have not passed their matric to not lose hope.
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