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“Teachers must return to old ways”

‘South Africa must return to tried and trusted teaching methods as Outcomes Based Education (OBE) has in many ways failed to provide pupils with essential skills, Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday’. To read the article on News24, click here


Inclusion of African History in curricula to fight xenophobia

South Africa has included the teaching of African history in the country’s education curricula as part of a new strategy to fight xenophobic attacks, which target mostly Africans living in the country, Basic Education Minister Angelina Motshekga said recently at a meeting of African Education Ministers in Mombasa, Kenya.

According to her the ministry of education had introduced teaching programmes, including manuals for teachers and learning materials for use in schools, to help learners understand the rights of refugees and other human rights issues.

The history and social science curricula have a greater focus on South Africa within the African continent.

To read more go to the Afrique en ligne article by Clicking Here!

School curriculum in South Africa to be scrutinised

“In the coming months public hearings will be held into South Africa’s schools curriculum as it remains the subject of endless complaint”, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said recently.

“Investigations and public hearings will be held on this matter in the next four months, to make sure that areas of further work and interventions are identified. These will then be addressed once and for all within the coming months and years”, Motshekga told MPs in her department’s budget vote.

To read more go to IOL’s article “Curriculum under scrutiny” by Clicking Here!