Need for more patriotic pupils
SCHOOLS need to instill a more patriotic attitude in pupils because this will help in creating a socially and economically active population with a new national identity.
The national development plan recommends that "all schools should recite the Preamble to the Constitution at assembly. Similarly, workplaces should be encouraged to display the Preamble on their walls".
The commission also said that the 2002 Schools Value Manifesto should be implemented more vigorously.
National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said in Parliament on Wednesday : "The Values Manifesto set out the values which should permeate the education system.
"These are democracy, social justice and equity, equality, non-racism and non-sexism, ubuntu, human dignity, an open society, accountability, responsibility, the rule of law, respect and reconciliation."
Manuel says all teachers must integrate the manifesto in their teaching.