National Secretariat Officer of the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu), Xolani Fakude, says greater societal involvement is necessary to rectify challenges in the country's education system.
Fakude was speaking at the 3-day 15th national conference of student’s organisation, Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in Mahikeng, in the North West.
“We honestly need to put emphasis on the positioning of education as a societal matter. We know that our education system is in a crisis and that there are challenges but we should all play our role,” he says.
Fakude says that parents must be involved and that they want to re-emphasise on that.
He says that learners, themselves, must take responsibility for their own education.
“The government must, equally, play its part."