PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
IZAK
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all IZAK's badges.
 

The road to nowhere

29 October 2012, 07:24

The failed education system stays in the news because every sensible person (and the not sensible ANC leadership) realises that in order to escape from our present predicament and provide work for our growing population we will need quality education and training for the youth.

At present this is not the case. Therefore there are millions of undereducated and uneducated young people who cannot find work and whose numbers are growing yearly. They are rightly being regarded as a ticking time bomb.

Our present failed education must be upgraded to an effective properly functioning system and that is where the problem lies. The same people who have allowed education to collapse must now fix it and they can't.

In order to achieve rapid transformation incompetent black people had been (and are still) appointed to positions they are not equipped for. That is true of teachers in schools right up to directors  general and the ministers.

Poorly selected and poorly trained teachers are trying to do a job they are not capable of. So standards are dropping, exam papers are too easy and marks are manipulated to improve the pass rate.

Many who are not university material  are accepted as students and up to 50% of students fail to complete their studies . As it is the case in schools standards drop and the small number who eventually qualify struggle to find jobs because of their lack of competence .

 Most of the students do courses for which there is little demand. They avoid the so called "hard" subjects that will enable them to qualify as engineers , technicians, accountants , doctors , architects etc.

What is true of education is also true of the civil service. Poor service delivery is due to the appointment of people who are not qualified.

Education will have to improve in a big way or there is no hope for South Africa. Qualified competent people must be appointed irrespective of creed or colour. Merit and not political affiliation must be the only criterion or else we can say good bye to all the grandiose plans for growth and development .

We will be known as just another failed African state run by an inept and corrupt clique of hedonists.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

World War 3. How did we get here...

Hopefully this will help readers to gain some clarity and understanding in the face of screaming headlines that are not reporting the facts, but propaganda in order to justify the drums of war. Read more...

2 comments 359 views
Submitted by
Terrylin Backpackers
The Girding of One's Loins

I received an e-mail from the Tourism Star Grading Council. I thought this applied to posh places only, but I am obviously powerless to speculate. Read more...

2 comments 214 views
Submitted by
Martin Frank Marriott
The Wyatt Family

The Wyatt Family, ever heard of them? They are one of the most dominant WWE tag teams in wrestling history. Read more...

2 comments 304 views
Submitted by
James Allan DAvis
Fish Oil, Cow's Milk and Red Wine

Woolworths we meet again. A few months ago I brought to your attention the mislabeling of your Omega Brown Rolls with the vegan label yet they contained Fish Oil.  Read more...

18 comments 960 views
Submitted by
Brian Faul
The curse of street drugs

Words have no meaning in this illness. It is devastating beyond. This past week I have had the task of dealing with TIK or crystal meth drug addicts. Read more...

28 comments 644 views
Submitted by
Charms
Who am I?

I am NOT black. I am NOT white. I am not any other colour. I am NOT English, Afrikaans, Zulu or Xhosa or any other language you would like to attribute to me. Read more...

61 comments 306 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.