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By Tebogo Monama | Jan 16, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

GRADE 1, 3 and 10 pupils and teachers are due to start the new school year with the new curriculum, known as the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS).

The CAPS will replace the current Subject and Learning Area Statements, Learning Programme Guidelines and Subject Assessment Guidelines for all subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement for grades R to 12.

CAPS will provide clear guidelines on what teachers ought to teach and assess on a grade-by-grade and subject basis.

The proposed CAPS follow a report released in 2009 by Ministerial Review Committee, which raised questions about the lack of clarity in the NCS.

One of the changes in CAPS is the teaching of English as a first additional language to be given priority alongside the mother tongue.

Sibongile Kekana, a teacher at Moshodo Primary School in Zebediela, Limpopo, said: "We are now going back to the old tradition of teaching. Unlike in OBE we will pay more attention to reading and writing."

The National Professional Teacher's Organisation of South Africa's Ezra Ramasehla said: "The great thing about CAPS is that teachers were involved in the formation of it."

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Jirreeeeeeeee why change again then the blerrie Teachers willnot understand yet again.What happened to the old Curriculum? Why did you change it in the 1st place jassas

Jan 16, 2012 7:9 | 0 replies

Being ruled under illiterates governancy is a comedy, how many times has this curriculum has changed.... but the teachers never changed. Its high time we get Political organisation that will think head-up not this Ostrich mentality.

Jan 16, 2012 7:50 | 0 replies

And how do we know if this will work, after the disaster that Outcomes Based Education was? How many times are we going to experiment at the expense of our average children? (the high IQ ones will always excel no matter what you throw at them) I wonder how the Canadians, Scandinavians, Germans, Japanese and South Koreans do it.

Jan 16, 2012 7:50 | 0 replies

Ya, after turning schoolkids into disobedient and horny thugs, now they will finish them off by turning them into "killing machines".

Jan 16, 2012 9:30 | 0 replies

How to confuse your already strained and inadequately trained teachers even more. Very bloody clever. Keep on gambling with the futures of our children, you parliamentary fools!

Jan 16, 2012 9:31 | 0 replies

Although the teachers were involved in its formation that was donkey years ago, with the confusion in between by now they are totaly clueless. this means you must re train all the teachers or else another drop in metric pass rates

Jan 16, 2012 10:31 | 0 replies

We are faced with a crisis.Our education system is going into shambles.How much money,time and resources are still going to be wasted?

Jan 16, 2012 10:47 | 0 replies