Friday, December 29, 2006

The South African education system and the economy are failing the pupils of the country

IOL:

The union said this following the release of the 2006 matric results.

"The education system does not yet prepare learners for the world of work, as the recent policy reforms are not established enough to deliver tangible results in practice," said union general secretary Dennis George.

He said Fedusa was also concerned about "the lagging standards in South African schools".

"This two-fold problem has been acknowledged by the department of education... on the one hand we find a syllabus that has arguably diminished over the past years, while on the other we find numerous problems relating to capacity."

George noted capacity problems as the unavailability of suitably qualified teachers in priority subjects such as maths and science, and provision of standardised study material and physical learning environments.

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