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I'm a Grade 11 pupil who has taken on two extra subjects. Recently I received information from my principal that according to a circular from by the Department of Education, I was not allowed to do my subjects and would have to drop them in matric. I cannot say I'm relieved that I found out now instead of next year because it still is a huge blow and disappointment.
What I fail to comprehend is that the new curriculum claims to be setting "higher" standards in pushing us to achieve excellence, but robs me of an opportunity to achieve multiple distinctions as I had planned on doing in matric. It seems to be enforcing mediocre thinking in pupils - all you need is 40percent to get those teachers "off your back".
I have tried to aim high in doing nine subjects, so as an African female, I can set an example to my peers as a method of self-empowerment. After all my efforts, I am simply told that I have wasted my time with the work I have done so far. I was excited about the implementation of this new curriculum and yet it seems to be a letdown.
How long will it be before the education authorities realise that they messed up and change the rules again like they always do?
I wonder if they realise they are ruining lives of dedicated pupils and killing their spirit.
N Khumalo, Princess High School