Diversifying school curriculum helps learners flourish
he Department of Basic Education (DBE) is diversifying the current school curriculum to broaden the employment horizons of learners once they have completed their schooling.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga spoke to PSM about the importance of giving learners options with regard to subject offerings and touched on a number of other developments in the basic education sector.
She said some learners are not academically orientated, while others are high flyers who want to specialise in specific subjects.
“It is important to give all of them a variety of options so that they can flourish at school,” she said.
The Minister stressed the department strives to open pathways for learners to realise their full potential.
In recent years, the department has introduced new subjects that were previously not offered at schools. These include engineering and technical and vocational subjects.
Maritime science curriculum
Government has been working with the Two Oceans Aquarium to develop a maritime science curriculum to complement the maritime programmes already offered by coastal schools.