26: Why Basic Education Matters

Parliamentary Liaison Officer for Equal Education, Andile Cele, joins the podcast to highlight the importance of primary and secondary education in the transformation of the higher education sector.

Problems stemming from access and resources, to racial and socio-economic differences define the space of education and the experience of the learner. Cele explains how this creates academic challenges, financial difficulties or total barriers to entry in higher learning.

We also chat to some students about their opinions of the biggest challenges faced by young people pursuing an education in South Africa and why basic education is important.

Read more about the work of Equal Education by following the links below:

Equal Education: The problem begins in Grade 1

Equal Education deplores conditions in some WCape schools

Lobby group advocates full funding for university students

Also read: Equal Education’s submission to the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training

 

Photo credit: Equal Education

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