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Zuma urges action to address problems in education

President Zuma has emphasised the importance of education, saying schools that have received a 0% pass rate must be held accountable.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma has urged the education sector to develop concrete plans and attend to problems facing under-performing schools and provinces.

The Basic Education Department is currently holding a three-day lekgotla in Centurion.

Zuma has emphasised the importance of education, saying schools that have received a 0% pass rate must be held accountable.

He says this meeting by the education sector must be used to reflect honestly on accountability across the system.

“Let us attend to shortcomings and ensure that we continue improving performance in education.”

The president says while a lot has been achieved by the sector, more needs to be done.

Zuma says everyone in public service must strive for excellence, especially in education.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)