FOR years now, teachers have been calling for the scrapping of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE). Last week, a group of teachers met at South Peninsula High School to voice their dissatisfaction with the system. A sentiment echoed by many was that OBE was a flawed education system that has failed internationally and is creating a generation of children who may know how to socialise, colour in, and cut and paste, but can't read or write properly. This, say learners and teachers alike, will result in OBE graduates feeding the high unemployment numbers and the low income work force. What it won't do, is create fully rounded intellectuals who can think for themselves. The teachers will now mobilise colleagues and learners and their parents to take the call for the scrapping of OBE to Education Minister Naledi Pandor.
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