More leadership required in education, says education expert

The 2016 matric results have highlighted the challenges that some rural schools are faced with regarding delivering satisfactory results.

702 and Cape Talk's Stephen Grootes speaks to EWN reporter, Masego Rahlaga, regarding the recent matric results announced by Minister Angie Motsekga.

In another discussion, Prof Sarah Gravett from the University of Johannesburg's education faculty shared her thoughts on the South Africa's education system after the recent announcements.

Listen to the conversation below:

Gauteng registered more than 100 000 pupils, compared to around 80 000 pupils last year, 90 000 of the 107 000 pupils qualified for the NSC.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

I don't think a drop is necessarily significant, but the big drop and the fact that we don't see prpgress in those provinces is concerning.

Prof Sarah Gravett, University of Johannesburg's education faculty

If you want to turn around education, you need strong leadership at all levels. From the MEC, from the head of departmentm, from the disctrict officials, from the principals. Everybody must be committed.

Prof Sarah Gravett, University of Johannesburg's education faculty

If one looks at the education system in the country, there are some schools that are doing very well and many schools that aren't even doing the basics well.

Prof Sarah Gravett, University of Johannesburg's education faculty

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