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New schooling system. Can SA cope?

By Faeza
14 January 2016

township school

The Department of Basic Education has proposed a new schooling system.

If the system is put in place for 2017 pupils will be divided into three different educational streams, depending on their strengths and weaknesses: the academic stream (which is much the same as the current system), the technical occupational stream (including hands-on subjects like woodwork, panel-beating etc) and the technical vocational stream (i.e. engineering and technical drawing).

While many seem positive about the new education system and its efforts to decrease South Africa's high dropout rate, others are apprehensive about the execution of the system in some of our schools which have minimal access to resources.

To hear the views of teachers, Parent24 has more info on this article.