Education Minister in South Africa Seeks Better Training for Aspiring Teachers

South Africa's newly appointed Minister of Education, Kader Asmal, plans to challenge the country's universities to assist in the development of a national in-service training program for aspiring teachers and to provide more programs for adult learners.

Speaking at a press conference at Parliament, Mr. Asmal also vowed to "break the back" of illiteracy in South Africa by 2004. Around 45 per cent of the country's adults are