The Department of Basic Education (DBE) said it was disappointed to learn about the misguided online petition led by the “attention-seeking” Mmusi Maimane against Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga.
This comes after Maimane mobilised the public to sign the petition for Motshekga to resign or be dismissed by President Cyril Ramaphosa following the recent results of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) of 2021.
The study stated that 81% of learners in Grade 4 aged between 9 to 10 could not read for meaning in any language.
According to the department, the…
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