The level of educational skills exhibited by some South African leaders is a clear reflection of the country’s broken education system, says Political Analyst, Tessa Dooms.
She was reacting to news that almost 300 councillors in KwaZulu-Natal are unable to read or write.
The skills audit report on 1 944 councilors in the province, show that 298 out of them were unable to meet the standards.
Dooms says the findings are not shocking considering the fact that only half of the group of learners who start Grade 1 at South African schools finish matric.
“We now have a cohort of adults in society who come from that broken education system.”
She says a lot of people miss out on the basic education phase, which means they don’t get the necessary quality education.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa