Certificate to Shape Generation of Unskilled South African Youth?

Official opposition party the Democratic Alliance has said that the introduction of a General Education Certificate (GEC), which would allow learners to exit the school system in grade 9, will create another generation of young people who are unskilled and ill-equipped to enter the jobs market. This comes after Education Minister Angie Motshekga made an address at the South African Democratic Teachers' Union congress at the Nasrec Expo Centre, saying a draft framework for the GEC had been developed.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (file photo).

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