Blade's green paper cuts to the education core

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's new policy document offers an unflinchingly thorough analysis of SA's training needs, but is it enough? At first glance, the clear-sighted and wide-ranging green paper appears to meet both needs. Late in its 100 pages it delivers perhaps the most succinct expression of the UJ tragedy's deepest sources: post-school "education and training opportunities ... are too limited to meet either the needs of society and the economy or the expectations of young people and their parents". These opportunities must be expanded "very significantly". (Mail & Guardian 13 Jan 2012)

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Blade's green paper cuts to the education core
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: David Macfarlane
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: Higher education, Green paper: Post-school education and training, Transformation, Enrolment, Social instability