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[LISTEN] Debating the challenges of basic education

| Eusebius McKaiser interviews deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty about a range of issues faced by the country's education system, including the matric pass rate.

JOHANNESBURG - Eusebius McKaiser interviewed deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty about a range of issues, including how to properly read and understand the matric results data, inequities in the education system and whether or not birth certificates should be a requirement for children to be allowed to enrol at schools.

Surty says that despite the challenges, the department has worked really hard to improve the education system in the country.

He says his department is doing all it can to make sure that pupils who begin from grade 1 have support until they finish matric, even though this has proven to be very challenging.

Listen to the audio for more.

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