Shocking information on passing rates at community colleges for education and training was announced in parliament.
Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor responded to a written question on this by DA MP Andricus van der Westhuizen.
Community colleges provide basic adult literacy skills, and according to Pandor’s announcement, the national pass rate in that sector, is only 38%. This government spends billions of taxpayers’ money towards adult education, revenue that is not reaching its goal.
The pass rate varies from province to province, with the Western Cape’s pass rate being the highest and Limpopo’s the lowest.
The Western Cape achieved a pass rate of 45%, followed by the Eastern Cape in a surprising second place with 44%, the Free State 43.3%, KwaZulu-Natal with 41.9%, Mpumalanga with 39.2% , Gauteng with 38.9%, Northwest with 35.8%, Northern Cape with 30.8% and Limpopo last hand with 22.4%.
This means almost two-thirds of adults whose literacy classes are subsidized by the state fail and the money does not reach its goal.
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