Education system failing pupils

2018-04-05 06:03

We seem to have improved on our education system since the demise of Apartheid and advent of our democracy.

However, we still have a long way ahead of us before attaining the ultimate; high standards of education.

Our pupils do not receive maximum output from the current education system, and are the worst in skills development.

The system makes them redundant for opportunities.

Our government only supports top achievers and gives them opportunities to continue their studies at tertiary level.

The underachievers are neglected, thus depriving them of the opportunities for prosperity.

It would help to remember that every child is endowed with a special talent, although some are academically gifted and others can only work with their hands.

Government seems to sideline the so-called underachievers, but grants top achievers bursaries to continue with their studies.

Our education system should accommodate pupils by developing their talents from the foundation phase.

If a pupil shows signs of being slow at lessons, they must be asked what career paths they would like to pursue.

Most of the unemployed youths roaming the streets in eKasi do not know where their talents lie.

Our country will only develop if the government helps pupils and nurture their talents and skills.

Nomhle Siteto Langa

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