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'New funding models could improve the quality of SA's education'

Alternative funding models such as public-private partnerships (PPP) have the potential to improve education standards at South Africa's poorer schools, if implemented clearly.

This is according to education professor, Ruksana Osman, who said that PPPs should be seen as different businesses offering various strengths and resources through communicative relationships, instead of the private sector rescuing under-resourced schools.

PPPs are absolutely essential if we want to advance the abilities of our children, the growth potential of the country, and improve the nation; but there has to be clear roles and responsibilities.

Prof. Ruksana Osman, Dean of Humanities at Wits

Listen to the conversation, with Katy Katopodis standing in, on The Redi Tlhabi Show:

Osman confirmed that results from international, standardised tests show that between 75% and 80% of South African schools are not able to impart the necessary skills to students.


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