The blind are leading the blind

The quality of education in every country is measured by the performance of matriculation candidates.

The quality of education in every country is measured by the performance of matriculation candidates.

This year there was a minute decline in the matric performance level, with few achieving a university-entrance pass.

Though some provinces improved their results, socio- economic issues cannot be taken out of the equation.

We still have pupils studying under trees without adequate learning resources or qualified educators who understand the changes taking place in the education sector.

Most educators do not cope well with the new systems aimed at redressing disparities in our education system.

Though everyone should take responsibility, the education ministry should take a huge chunk of the blame for treating our children as lab rats with its yo-yo education policies.

It seems like we are hopping from one policy to another without success - from curriculum 2000 to OBE, which leaves our educators as confused as their learners.

Talk of the blind man leading the blind. One educator retorted that even their seniors do not know how to carry out an assessment, which leads to the procedure failing.

A blanket approach starting at the lower levels should be undertaken to address the problem.

Phillimon Mnisi, Ga-Chuene

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