Today we celebrate World Teachers Day, paying respect to those who drive nations forward by building young minds. In honour of the occasion, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has wished SA's educators goodwill
Across South Africa, thousands of teachers face the massive task of preparing children for their futures.
To mark the occasion, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga thanked those who dedicate their lives to the profession:
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all our teachers at every school across the country for their dedication, hard work and passion towards the education of our children."
Briefly.co.za reported that Motshekga has high hopes allowing children to exit the education system at Grade 9 will give pupils access to a broader spectrum of career opportunities.
While many feel that it would simply encourage youths to drop out, others are adamant that not all learners are suited to academic streams.
The nation saluted the teachers who do the best they can to propel Mzansi forward, take a look at what they had to say:
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