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South Africa to introduce coding classes for grade 1-3 pupils

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South Africa government is planning to go hi-tech with the introduction of computer coding and robotic classes for grade 1 to 3 pupils.

The major overhaul expected to be announced by South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is part of the country’s plans to prepare the future work force for the industrial revolution.

President Ramaphosa will announce the new system next month when he will be addressing the state of the nation from the Parliament.

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Other announcements tabled to be announced by the president will include introduction of tablets to all primary and secondary schools in South Africa and the digitization of the entire curriculum including text books, work books and teachers materials.

Other plans on the government card include introduction of a compulsory pre-primary school for all South African pupils.

Technology advancements

Last year the government introduced subjects such as technical mathematics, technical science, construction, digital systems among others in a bid to convert academic schools into technical high schools.

Challenges

The director general of basic education in South Africa Mathanzima Mweli said that the country does not want to be left behind n industrial revolution.

He proceeded by saying that even though the president will break down the details further, the department of basic education is prepared of the challenges ahead.

Mr. Mweli confirmed that prior assessments have been conducted and measures included to control and stop things such as theft, use of tablets to download staff such as pornography and games.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world

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