Education in economic development: South Africa (2017)

Education is a major aspect in every country. In South Africa, it has been praised, encouraged and respected, and this is due to the fact that many of our parents (Black parents) were never allowed access to a decent education system.

Post 1994, almost every parent wanted to see their children in school. Grade 1 is still joy to many parents. However, for some the joy fades as their children move a grade up, and this is because of the challenges in our education system.

This paper highlights some critical statistics concerning the system, issues in the system and provides recommendations that may be possible solutions to this predicament.