The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has committed to giving more support to schools in 2016, especially those situated in struggling districts.
Committee chairperson Nomalungelo Gina on Tuesday urged all stakeholders to work hard to ensure that the year is a success.
“The committee pledges its support to all teachers, learners, parents and civil society. We encourage those provinces that did not do well to put in all their effort to increase the pass rate.
“The focus for the year should not be on Grade 12 but improvement of performance for the whole system,” said Gina ahead of schools reopening on Wednesday.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently announced the 2015 Matric results, where a national pass rate of 70.7% was achieved.
“The Eastern Cape was the least achieving province with about 56% of matriculants passing in 2015,” said Gina.
She wished teachers, learners and parents a great school year.
“This administration is committed to education and for our children, we will not compromise,” she said.