Is it Blade or Blame Nzimande?

2015-10-19 15:14
In all respects, I will have to start by applauding the students of the University of the Witwatersrand for a civilized march in the #WitsFeesMustFall campaign. Unlike at other institutions of higher learning, there was no violence associated with the movement. It goes on to show that the students are really in the process of getting educated, and not just being groomed into being specialists in their respective fields. 
Not so long ago, I wrote an article about the efforts being made by young professionals to uplift the country as far as formal education is concerned. It was disturbing to learn that the article only had a few views because in my opinion, what I highlighted in the article is of paramount importance. I will therefore exercise consideration by sharing the link with those who missed it: http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Leadership-20-20150921
Just a week and days later after I grieved about the wrongs in our education system, the World Economic Forum released a 2015/16 report which pointed out that South Africa is placed position 138 out of 140 countries in terms of Maths and Science education. The report just supported my criticism of our education curricula and reinforced the need for movements like “Rainbow Tutors”, as called on Facebook. Why are such active education programmes as “Rainbow Tutors” not spoken about in the media for awareness? Why are these programmes not being nurtured with sponsorship to move the country forward? How can we contribute to humankind if we do not invest in Maths and Science?
It is very clear that as a country, we are going through “education turmoil”. This is a time where the Minister of Higher Education must step up, as per Leadership 2.0 requirements, but where is he? Is that even an appropriate question to ask? What is his name? What role is he playing as a Minister, if any?
#BladeMustFall?  Some educated people do not even know who Blade Nzimande is. But tell you what; to beat a ghost, you just have to shine some light on it!
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