Panyaza Lesufi took to Twitter to push for more learners to study mathematics and science, ahead of the 2020 matric results presentation.
Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) for Basic Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi took to Twitter on Monday, 22 February 2021, to encourage more learners to take mathematics and science. He shared an infographic of the results of various subjects in recent years, as a way to substantiate his sentiments.
In his caption to the post, Lesufi encourage his followers to encourage their children to enlist for mathematics and science-related subjects. The enrolment for the aforementioned subjects has been inconsistent over the years.
This may be attributed to a number of reasons, such as the subjects having not been incentivised or promoted efficiently. Despite campaigns by the department to encourage children to enrol for the aforementioned subjects, it does not guarantee anything, not even tertiary education acceptance or job security after leaving university. This could be the reason that most learners are not willing to enrol for the critical subjects which could negatively impact their overall average.
See the post below.
As the Minister of @DBE_SA prepares to release results later today, here are the numbers of Gauteng Learners who enrolled for critical subjects over years. We still need to push for more learners to study maths and science. Our girl children are doing well pic.twitter.com/vMI9kVPYdk
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) February 22, 2021