Recently the Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has released the 13 new school subjects which are set to be introduced into the current curriculum.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed the introduction of these subjects, however they would like for the minister to clarify the implementation of the policy. They believe the implementation should be done with caution, especially since there are budgetary constraints.
They understand that the policy would be a progressive movement within the Basic Education Department as the new subjects are needed to improve the current economic and skill shortage climate.
The DA believes that if the subjects are implemented successfully, they will provide learners with skills that are necessary to succeed in the economy and may hopefully lead to job creation.
Quality education is essential since it improves the quality of life, which is why the implementation of policy needs to be successful.
In order for the policy to be successful, qualified teachers, in hospitality, agriculture, ancillary health care, civil technology, digital studies and consumer studies, need to be employed.
It would also be beneficial if the government established relationships with the private sector, as they could provide onsite training and learner absorption into the workplace.
So to recap, in order for these new proposed subjects to be a success, proper resources and qualified teachers are needed.
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