Parents Losing Faith in the Public School Sector

A study by the South African Institute of Race Relations has revealed that the number of children attending private or independent schools is increasing

A study by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) has revealed that the number of children attending private or independent schools increased by 50 percent between 2000 and 2009.

Though there has only been a 1.6 percent increase in pupils attending state schools over the same period, SAIRR researcher, Marius Roodt, was quick to point out that there were about 12 million state school pupils in 2009 and only about 400 000 at independent schools.

Roodt argues that, "The independent school sector in South Africa is still quite small in comparison with the public school system.” He further states that the growth in independent school enrolment is a clear indication that parents are losing faith in the public school sector.

To read the article titled, “Parents disillusioned with most government schools,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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