As an auditor and entrepreneur I understand the value of business – and especially new business. In South Africa, ever since the inception of the Companies Act 28 of 2008, we viewed the landscape as changing. For example; efficient registration of companies was expected, yet until the DA started making some noise about backlogs. The number of companies registered since May 2011 to then July 2011 was appalling. I was sadly one of those people waiting in line. I’m glad though that they’re doing something about it, and it does seem promising that the end of August deadline will be met.
Back when I was in high school I wanted to become a high school teacher. When I got to varsity it took only 2 years for me to change my mind; and want to be a varsity lecturer. Now I am working, and Instead of changing, I now urge those with a passion for education to join the cause and do something for our ‘failing’ education system. I like detail and statistics, but our education system needs no mention of statistics for us to acknowledge that it is failing us. Through many years of observation I believe it is caused by two gross inefficiencies.
- Lack of resources
Now I know that nobody likes being called ignorant, so I will try my best to justify the first point more than the latter. Continue reading “Our Failing Education System”