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    “We have made progress towards universal coverage of school going children. We have made progress in the introduction of Early Childhood Development,” she said.

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    The summit, hosted on the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, is convened by the National Department of Social Development to reverse the perceived disintegration of the family – an essential building block for a well-functioning society.

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    The Deputy Minister was accompanied by the MEC for Education in the province, Ms Peggy Nkonyeni, KZN Superintendent-General, Dr Nkosinathi Sishi and senior officials from both the Department of Basic Education and the Provincial Education Department.

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    "We have come to the determination within the sector that ICT [information and communication technology] is crucial to improve the quality and efficiency of the system from a number of aspects, including administration, e-learning and teacher training," she said.

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    This was one of the results presented by the Statistician-General Pali Lehohla on the 15th September at a media event on youth unemployment.

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    According to the report, teacher training is not sufficient to ensure that children are taught to read. The act of instilling awareness of the importance of reading is absent.

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    The South African Early Childhood Development Awards (SAECD Awards) have been in existence since 2003. Download Call for Entries Flyer.

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    The country came last, 144th out of 144 countries, for maths and science teaching, according to the report released on Monday. It placed 140th for the quality of its education system, 117th for internet access in schools, and 133rd for quality of primary education.

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    The Department of Basic Education has criticized the launching of a publication commissioned by the  Centre for Child Law, Mud to Bricks, which tracks school infrastructure spending.

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     “There has been significant expansion of measures to relieve household poverty, which is the main driver of child labour. Legislation to address child labour has been strengthened substantially,” the department said on Wednesday ahead of the National Day against Child Labour.

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