Education: Call for better career guidance

By Time of article published Jul 7, 2010

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The country needed to work towards a system where every teacher was skilled as a career guidance councillor, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said yesterday.

"Career guidance must be built into teacher education. We must work to strengthen that," Nzimande said. "We must put resources to it unashamedly." He described the career guidance in schools as "very unsatisfactory".

He said the lack of information and guidance for pupils contributed to the high drop-out and failure rates in universities and colleges.

"Help the next generation to access higher education and training opportunities. If we can get it right, then half of the problems faced by learners in higher education will be solved." - Sapa

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