The following article is from: Swazi Observer, Monday December 12, 2016
… ‘Countries must make secondary school more affordable’
SADC countries are required to make primary education free, pre-primary and secondary school more affordable, through comprehensive schooling polices that address all education costs.
SADC is the Southern African Development Community.
This will include fees, transport and school uniforms and compensate schools adequately for maintaining good educational quality.
According to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) policy framework on care and support for teaching and learning, all countries under the SADC should adopt and implement the framework.
On that note, Director of Education Dr Sibongile Mtshali said primary school attendance remained a challenge, resulting in 20 per cent of enrolled children not completing their education.
Mtshali was speaking at Esibayeni Lodge on Thursday during the official launch of the SADC framework.