SA education facing crisis - Price

UCT’s Vice Chancellor Max Price is concerned about the quality of SA’s education.

UCT’s Vice Chancellor Max Price is concerned about the quality of SA’s education.

CAPE TOWN - University of Cape Town (UCT)'s Vice Chancellor Max Price says the quality of the country's education is poor and has bemoaned the high drop-out rate.

Price was speaking at Herzlia High School in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Learners have been hosting a discussion around the education crisis.

Price says despite several challenges there have been some successes in the education sector, like the increase in enrolment numbers.

However, he says this is offset by a staggering drop-out rate.

Price also says fewer learners are taking up maths due to the option of maths literacy.

On higher education, he says universities are taking on a lot of students who are not ready for tertiary studies.

He says government should be investing more money into Further Education and Training (FET) colleges instead of plugging an overflow of resources into universities.