The power to improve education lies with all of us. We call on all department officials, teachers, students, parents and community members to make a commitment to a ‘Code for Quality Education’.
This Code drives the Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC), also launched in 2008. It is also a point of departure for the following vision of where we would like to be in 2025. Making sure that every young South African receives quality schooling is an urgent need. Yet we realise that this cannot be realised overnight.
Campaign co-ordinating structures have been set up at national, provincial, regional, local and school levels and Government now calls on all South Africans to join us in this campaign, as part of the ongoing effort to achieve a better life for all.
Through the Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign the Department and its partners aim to make education a societal issue. Working together, as school communities, districts, provincial and national departments as well as other relevant
stakeholders, we will achieve the commitments made in the Delivery Agreement and the objectives set out in the Action Plan to 2014: Towards the Realisation of Schooling 2025.
It is crucial to mobilise and galvanise the entire nation to rally around the cause of the achievement of quality education for all. Thus the Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign calls on all individuals and organisations to assume responsibility for improving the quality of education. The QLTC aims to mobilise all members of communities, both big and small throughout South Africa to heed the President’s call. QLTC structures will be established at all levels of the education system in order to ensure that all role players in the system adhere to the pledges they took to carry out their roles and responsibilities to the best of their abilities. It is only when each role player- official, principal, teacher and learner- carries out their role with dedication, motivation and commitment will we be able to achieve excellence in education.