Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report on the state of education in South Africa.
The report found that teaching was not the first choice of study for many teachers, with only 49% of the teachers citing it as their first career choice.
Eyewitness News reporter Thando Khubeka says minister Motshekga made public the Teaching and Learning International Research Study (Talis) in Pretoria, which looked into the global education system.
The survey found that teaching is a first choice career for less than half of the teachers in SA.— Thando Khubeka, Reporter - Eyewitness News
In terms of school safety, one out of three principals reported acts of intimidation and bullying among the students that occur at least weekly.— Thando Khubeka, Reporter - Eyewitness News
The principals also reported incidents of the pupils being in possession of drugs and alcohol.— Thando Khubeka, Reporter - Eyewitness News
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