Icame across two fascinating tables recently (see below) while reviewing a Government paper detailing why Delphi needs to become the standardised programming language in South African schools for learners in Grades 11 and 12. In terms of the decision concerning Delphi versus Java, the policy paper itself was a nightmare and I tore into it on Finweek.com, contending how poor the decision-making process was.
I also studied the tables more closely, matching the data with the papers’s contents. It stated a number of times that Information Technology (IT) was “too difficult” and needed to be made easier for both learners and teachers. The paper also cited various international papers, which said that difficult courses lead to high drop-out rates among learners.
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