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Grade 9 certificate could be the answer to our skills shortage

The current school curriculum does not prepare learners for a career. South Africa is the most unequal society in the world with 54% of our 10 million young people unemployed and trapped in the cycle of poverty. That is why we should all work harder to find new solutions to educate the children of the poor. For this we require a new school curriculum.

Over the past week there has been a flood of criticism in the mainstream as well as social media from individuals who have expressed their concern about the plan of the national Department of Basic Education (DBE) to institute a General Education Certificate (GEC) to be awarded at the end of Grade 9 from 2020.

Jobless undergraduates

Unemployment has increased in the first three months of 2019. Only 10.71% of graduates are actively seeking jobs while nearly a quarter of employed students earn up to R30 000 a month.

Eskilz College offers student loans and easy payment plans to all students. The Private college also has a minimum of Grade 9 to apply. Get in touch to find out more by emailing or calling 010 03000 80

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