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I am voting for a better pass mark!

2014-05-07 06:17
Bheki Dlamini Comments: 2 Article views: 224
I am voting for a 50% pass mark, or should it be 80%
The world is changing fast and so is the way we work and communicate. The proliferation of the Internet has significantly shifted the way we live our lives. But is the South Africa ready to hop on and take advantage of this development to improve their lives as well as those of the people around them?
I visited a pubic school this morning and made a few enquiries on the awareness level of the students. Most of them are oblivious to the changes that have and continue to engulf the world. They are more preoccupied with getting the pass mark they require to obtain a matric certificate, no ambition beyond that.
What will happen to the next generation? Will we have to start importing skills into the country simply to complement our basic needs? Are we going to use foreign experts to implement an electronic voting system in the next elections?
It scares me that everyone is talking about creating millions of jobs. Whose responsibility is it to improve the employability of the country’s citizen?
Before you attack me for sounding like I am asking the government to spoon-feed the country’s population, all I am simply saying is that there is a need to prepare our population for the challenges of life.
Jobs will provide a solution to the current poverty challenges but will certainly not improve the living conditions of the future generation. Not while we keep on dropping the standard of education.
Can we say an individual is competent when he only managed to get 40% on his exam?
I am voting on Wednesday. Voting for a party that will finally be able to solve this chronic problem that we have. Not for a short-sighted political party that only seeks to paint over the cracks.
It’s time to address the root cause of the problems that we face today. Accountability in this country is an option; hence we so love to play the blame game. 
I am voting for a party that will improve the educational system and ensure that South Africans are capable of competing for jobs on a global scale. Companies continue to emerge in other countries that aim to service and take advantage of the growing trends, Internet. We are still looking for a painting job or a grant.
I am voting for a party that will prepare the youth and ensure that we are part of the global community and capable of creating sustainable jobs of exceptional quality.

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