The improvement in the 2010 National Senior Certificate results proves that the ANC-led government is on the right track. Thus, riding on the success of the 2010 matric results, Gauteng Education unveiled the expanded Secondary School Improvement Plan on 26 February 2011, which is aimed at assisting schools that achieved less than 80% pass rate in last year's matric exams.
This year the programme has expanded the number of sites throughout the province from 94 to 109 classes, which are being held every Saturday and during school holidays, as well as targeting 51 000 Grade 12 learners in 390 schools, and employing 1 800 expert tutors. The tutors will provide tuition to learners in Grade 12 in subjects like maths, maths literacy, accounting, physical science, life science, history and geography.
This project reasserts the ANC's resolve to improve the quality of schooling, particularly focusing on performance in mathematics, science and technology and language development.
Therefore, the ANC supports this initiative and hopes that other provinces will initiate similar programmes at the beginning of the year in order to produce even better results for 2011. Just to note, Gauteng's results - they were first in South Africa - were 78,6%. Thank you.