I know many of my articles involved being critical of the South African educational system. Being critical is a concern one has if the Education Department makes “uneducational” decisions which affect the lives of students, parents or teachers.
However, I must state that the 39 years I spent in education framed an exciting, challenging and growing experience. One aspect of education which fascinated me was reading. I came across a saying – read the word to read the world!
We have been very fortunate to have the ANC-led government introduce compulsory education from Grades 1-9 or up to 15 years of age.
Unfortunately, the introduction of Outcomes Based Education in 1998 stunted reading…
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