The Star Late Edition

Seeking clarity on the effect of decolonisa­tion on education


DECOLONISA­TION is defined as the process of removing colonising processes in the educationa­l context. Phew! I find it difficult to comprehend what this is about.

The concept of education is foreign to us – it came with the colonisers.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Textbooks are written in English or Afrikaans. Interestin­gly, I learnt in a newspaper recently that the Education Department might allow some exams to be written in the mother tongue.

Our children are heading for tough times, and I hope we will be able to develop industries that will provide employment, for all who finish school, under these decolonise­d conditions.

If anybody can provide clarity on this matter, that would be appreciate­d


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