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Parliamentarian & Chairperson Portfolio Committee – Basic Education: Nomalungelo Gina

This week we are joined by Ms Nomalungelo Gina – Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, and Member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC). We discuss key priorities of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education in relation to improving the quality of education, specifically in mathematics and science subjects; and the need for the state to provide inclusive education that caters for learners with special needs to ensure equal opportunities for all. We highlight the importance of educating the girl child, as well as offering basic education to women who may not previously have had an opportunity for schooling, to be aware of their rights, to better manage fertility rates, to improve health care and alleviate poverty. We also remark on the detrimental effects of teenage pregnancy and comment on some social interventions to prevent the exploitation of young women. Tune in for more…

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