'It's a potential disaster': Ban on failing grades 1-3 splits views

Decision should be left to teachers and parents, say experts

29 November 2020 - 00:00

Schools will be banned from failing pupils in grades 1 to 3 — even if they may not have mastered basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Basic education director-general Mathanzima Mweli told parliament on November 17 that the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) has given the nod for schools to implement “automatic progression” in the foundation phase...

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