For school to be cool

2013-11-05 00:00

SO the president wants mathematics and science to be made “more exciting and popular” to entice more pupils to take the subjects. It’s an interesting call just as the country’s 700 000 matric pupils sit down to their final examinations.

One cannot fault Zuma for the call — our need to import doctors from Cuba is a potent indication of the small numbers of matrics being produced with passes in the crucial subjects. But once you’ve attracted pupils to take those subjects, what then? Will we be doing those pupils a favour, or a grave disservice?

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