Bid to help pupils choose right subject packages

2013-08-02 00:00

THE Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal is rolling out a massive subject education campaign to prevent pupils from taking incorrect subject combinations that could hamper their tertiary advancement.

The campaign is aimed at pupils in Grade 9. They and their parents are hoping that with the correct guidance and some career information the pupils will be able to choose subjects that will help them on their chosen career paths.

In a statement, the KZN Education Department said it would develop a sample of subject packages that are considered relevant for pupils in grades 10 to 12.

All schools in KwaZulu-Natal are required to look into these options and package their subjects accordingly.

A prime example is that those who choose to study Physical Science or Accounting may not do so without also studying Maths Core.

In the past, some pupils did Maths Literacy, which is insufficient for university standards.

Muzi Mahlambi, spokesperson for KZN Department of Education, said that the decision was made to do an intervention before current pupils faced the same situation as those already facing problems at university.

He said: “MEC Senzo Mchunu has realised that we need to do something now for those learners who are choosing their subjects and they must be properly informed.

“It will also serve the purpose of alerting us to the needs of learners. If we see there is an overwhelming number of pupils choosing mathematics then we must plan to provide the teachers.”

The department hopes all Grade 9 pupils will have been briefed before the end of August. It will supply information booklets to advise the pupils about career choices.

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