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President to deliver keynote address at Basic Education Lekgotla

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Thursday 25 February 2021, address the 2021 Virtual Basic Education Lekgotla.

This annual event will be held under the theme: "Equipping Learners with Knowledge and Skills for a Changing World". 

The Lekgotla is hosted by the Department of Basic Education to address key challenges facing the sector and to plan for the year in line with the National Development Plan, the Medium Term Strategic Framework of government and the State of the Nation Address.

This year’s three-day engagement will place emphasis on the fourth industrial revolution and the need to ensure that learners have the best possible chance at succeeding in a fast-changing global environment. 
The Lekgotla will see provincial education departments, teacher unions, school governing bodies, learner organisations, NGOs, academics, as well as international guest speakers, sharing their insights and expertise. 

The President's address will be streamed live for media coverage as follows: 
Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021
Time: 09:00
Where: @PresidencyZA 

Media enquires: Tyrone Seale, Acting Spokesperson to the President on 083 575 7440 /  or 

Issued by: The Presidency