Entrepreneurship trumps driving
ADDING driving lessons to the school curriculum is absurd. Why not add entrepreneurship?
I would like to know why is it important that driving lessons be included in the South African school curriculum?
We don’t need a youth that can drive but a youth that is business-minded, with strong ideas to uplift our economy…
We need youths that will come up with strategies on the type of businesses we need in the country to boost our economy, and will not rely on government handouts, but will be proactive and make dreams a reality.
If driving lessons are necessary because we are trying to promote road safety, we are missing the point.
All that pupils should be worrying about is passing their subjects excellently so they can enrol in universities. The last pressure they need is to understand cars which they can’t even afford to buy.
Besides all that, I am failing to understand the point of this initiative because normally road accidents are not a result of youth under the age their of 21 years, but are caused by irresponsible mature drivers and usually, people who are old enough to have their own families.
This move will encourage pupils to steal their parents’ cars and go out with friends. Road accident statistics will increase rapidly.
The right way to do things is to let everyone take driving lessons when they are mature and know what they are doing.
Entrepreneurship skills is what we need. Kensington, Johannesburg