Jonathan Jansen Calls for a Cultural and Technological Shift in Schools and Society
Reflecting on the “bad week for education” in which a mother was killed in a university registration queue and a Unisa psychology professor was arrested for raping two homeless men, Jonathan Jansen says a cultural shift is needed in schools and societies.
Jansen, author of Great South African Teachers, suggests dropping Life Orientation and raising the bar of a subject pass, and argues that online registration should become the norm.
According to Jansen, online registration would be better than long queues where students “who travel for hours from rural areas” are expected “to stand for hours in the sun”:
She joined the long queues that formed overnight as young people slept on streets to ensure they could do “walk-in” registrations the next day.
Excitement mixed with anxiety: “My child is going to university!”
By the end of the day, Sekwena would be dead, crushed in a stampede for that precious gift – education.
This has been a bad week for education in South Africa.
A mother dies in a University of Johannesburg queue.
- Great South African Teachers by Jonathan Jansen, with Lihlumelo Toyana and Nangamso Koza
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