Schools Improvement Initiative

SUCR Newsletter Summer 2016

19 Jun 2016 - 15:30

Despite significant advances in educational provision in South Africa since the transition to democracy in 1994, the educational possibilities of South African students especially in high poverty areas remain bleak. While there is improved access to education, there remain deep inequalities with regard to the quality of educational pro-vision and ultimately to educational achievement of the majority of South Africa’s school-going youth. 

As a response to the crisis in South African education, the SII was launched at UCT in 2012 as one of the university’s key strategic initiatives. The overarching aim of the SII is the development of a university-school partnership as a vehicle for extending the university’s engagement in schooling. See SUCR Newsletter Summer 2016.