MEC Kwazi Mshengu has today addressed a session on the KZN Academic Improvement plan. The 1st cluster of 3 districts that attended today's event are uMzinyathi, Uthukela, & AmaJuba. Other districts will also be visited in the coming days.
The province obtained a good pass percentage given the Covid-19 complications. Noting the challenges which led to a decline of 3% (inclusive of Covid-19 challenges), the province has since developed an academic improvement plan which addresses new targets, addressing of districts, circuits, & school decline, addressing subject declines and improvement of maths, science and technology. The 2021 improvement plan will also address the issue of learning losses as well as recovery plans. The main threats of the strategy are curriculum coverage and psychological support.