Basic education failures, 20 – 25 year olds still sitting in school

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Basic education failures, 20 – 25 year olds still sitting in school
Basic education failures, 20 - 25 year olds still sitting in school. Photo: Die Vryburger

In the “old days” children left school at the age of 18 or 19 years. Some pupils left matric or st.10 at age 17 and went to work or study.

Now the situation is that “pupils” between the ages of 20 and 25 are still sitting at the school desks, and this is confirmed by the Eastern Cape MEC of Education, Mandla Makupula. He now wants to see these pupils move in a technical direction.

Basic education stipulates that a student may fail in grades 10-12 for not more than one year and thus is transferred to the next standard without the guarantee that the student will succeed.

In the days when good standards still prevailed, there were technical schools, trade schools and ordinary academic schools that provided students with tertiary education, apprenticeships for the industry and students who were working or studying in the trade.

The smart ANC government has dropped the system because “technical” schools are “stupid” children.

The basic system of education worked in the previous dispensation.

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