episodic rants and random thoughts

High School in the former Transkei begins at grade 10. This is apparently(and this is a very big “apparently”) soon to change. The current system sucks because high school teachers only have two and a half years to prepare learners for grade 12 exams and life beyond.
What should be a three year gig becomes a marathon session for many who during their stay in high school manage to spawn a kid or two if Aids doesn’t put an abrupt end to the race to Nowhereland. A disturbing number of grade 10’s is old enough to drink, hold a job or join the circuis.

In high school I should be applying the finishing touches to work begun in primary school and teaching new advanced concepts and introducing my learners to the wondrous world of literature. You’d think wouldn’t you? Chance would be a fine thing. Barely three years before grade…

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