Politics as a school subject

2017-12-06 06:00

PUPILS should be taught to be critical and independent thinkers and our schools should prepare them as our future leaders, who are well groomed and informed citizens.

An environment should be created where topical and current issues are discussed and robust debates should take place.

Politics in my opinion should be a subject of choice.

Pupils, who are eligible voters, have a constitutional right to vote in local and national elections while still at school.

Politics should be introduced in high school as a subject of choice, with a structured syllabus and taught at the senior secondary level, so that eligible voting pupils can make an informed decision when voting, and also prepare them for their future and tertiary



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