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08 May 2009

Parents ‘key to schooling’

Kim Trollip

THE involvement of parents in schools, rather than money and the resources it could buy, was what made schools effective, activist and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele said yesterday.

The poor quality of most of the South African public education system, in which only 29% of any grade 1 class achieved a matric certificate, was “a national crisis” and should be addressed by the whole society, Ramphele said.

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