The EFF congratulates all successful Matric candidates for completing their basic education.

The EFF Western Cape congratulates all successful candidates on reaching the end of their basic education journey.

In the same vein we want to take our hat off to teachers and parents for their unwavering support in ensuring our future leaders are equipped to take our country forward.

The downward trend in the Matric pass rate in the Western Cape is however a massive cause for concern.

The Western Cape Education Department therefore has absolutely no reason for celebrations.

Urgent intervention is needed to adequately assist learners to deal with the societal challenges, e.g gangsterism, drug abuse, unequal educational resources, access to the digital world, libraries and importantly creating a conducive learning environment for the citizens of the Western Cape.

As long as the playing field in education is not levelled the skewed matric results of former Model C schools and historically neglected public schools will continue.

The EFF calls on the DA controlled government of the  Western Cape in general and the WECD to step up immediately to address the mentioned challenges holistically, to ensure real success in all spheres for the poor and neglected people of the Western Cape.

Bernard Joseph
EFF Provincial Chairperson
071 559 0316

Melikhaya Xego
EFF Provincial Secretary
060 689 7289

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