SOUTH AFRICA’S RULING ANC WANTS TECHNICAL COLLEGES TO BE MADE MORE ATTRACTIVE

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), says it wants to make Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges more appealing than universities.

At the moment TVET colleges are treated as a Plan B by the majority of students when they fail to secure a place at universities and the ANC’s Head of Policy, Jeff Radebe, says the party wants to see an improvement in the quality of education at colleges.

“The technical and vocational training must be marketed as the first choice leading to attractive career options for the majority of learners ahead of university education,” said Radebe, who is the Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration.

“A new financial support model to ensure that academically capable, poor working-class and middle strata students are supported to access higher education must be finalised and implemented by year 2020.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK