Govt. to strengthen quality of SA education

Govt. will looks at ways to reinforce Maths, Science and Tech to improve the quality of education.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - Government is looking at ways to strengthen its Maths, Science and Technology strategy so as to improve the quality of education in South Africa.

A report released by the Basic Education Department has revealed there's a shortage of qualified teachers in the country and universities are not training them adequately.

Minister Angie Motshekga received the report from a ministerial task team in June.

The department's Troy Martens says they have developed a draft intervention plan.

"In response to the recommendation to establish the Maths, Science and Technology unit, the department is reviewing the organisational structure to strengthen the Maths, Science and Technology strategy. This includes the possibility of establishing a fully functional directorate."

The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants Motshekga to explain the report's findings to Parliament.