The Gauteng education department has intoduced a classification system based on performance and not social class.
The new classification moves away grading schools as 'Model C' or 'Township Schools' to grading according to 'poor', 'fair', 'good' and 'great'.
However, the recent developments have been met with opposition by some researchers in the field.
702's John Robbie spoke to Lebusa Monyooe, from the National Research Foundation, on his position against the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
I'm not necessarily against it, it's just that there is paucity on details...The classification in its current form does not seem to address the real issues.— Lebusa Monyooe, National Research Foundation
Educational provisioning is about maximising on being responsive in real time to challenges, being reflective in policy directive, being responsible to fulfil educational mandate.— Lebusa Monyooe, National
The thing is here we have three criteria as an indicator of performance and we all know that the benchmark for passing matric is contestable.— Lebusa Monyooe, National Research Foundation
You can't assess that schools are poor based on terminal exams. You need to have your profile of the school in terms of its efficacy.— Lebusa Monyooe, National Research Foundation