Between 1999 & 2010 SA’s child out of primary school population has more than doubled. This is according to a report published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), as reported here, “Can the world keep its promises on schools?”
While most of the world have reduced the levels of out of primary school children in that period, we in South Africa went backward, with 0.27 Million children out of primary school in 1999 and 0.67 Million in 2010.
The report discusses the socio economic dangers that accompany un or under educated populations. Jonathan Jansen, a senior South African educator, put it more bluntly. Speaking in April 2012 he called it a ‘time bomb‘.
The Direct Democracy Forum mean to do something to correct this situation, see the DDF policies on education.
The buck stops at the ballot box.