What exactly pupils learn in school


The Department of Curriculum Development and Evaluation is charged with the task of drawing up curricula for subjects taught at school, writes Correspondent GRAHAME MCLEOD

TONOTA: Education Officers and teachers also have a role to play in this important task. But many curricula may contain too much content thus making it difficult for teachers to teach it in the time available.

Also, some topics may not apply to daily life or relevant to the workplace and economy in today’s modern world. Let’s first consider the primary curriculum. In a nutshell, it’s overloaded, there are too many subjects on the curriculum, and it’s too formal. I believe that in a primary school learning should be fun.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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