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Ramphele slams SA’s poor education

The Agang leader has accused the ANC government of destroying the quality of education.

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele says the biggest crime committed by the government since 1994 was its role in destroying the quality of education.

She called on students at the University of the Witwatersrand on Friday to rebuild a much stronger educational system for the future.

The party's Political Director Moeketsi Mosola says it is important for students to pass exams with an acceptable international rate of 50 percent in order to be globally competitive economically, politically and socially.

"What are you saying to kids when you're saying it's OK for them to go and write exams, get 70 percent of the content wrong and they still pass? We are saying we must have better expectations of our children."

Meanwhile, a task team is currently investigating the quality of the National Senior Certificate (NSC).

The task team will consult with business, employers and the academic sphere to gauge concerns about the NSC.