SA Skills Shortage: National education fails to supply the economy with skills
Updated: May 24, 2022
Can EdTech bring disruption to national education?
Present issue: We know there are a plethora of issues that face South Africa's basic and higher education. We see schools which lack toilets, water, roofs and electricity yet alone libraries or sport fields.
By May 2021, as many as 750,000 children had dropped out of school during COVID.
Access to computers is a basic need for education
"Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society."
- Kent Conrad.
The University of Cape Town has launched Africa’s first ever university-based online High School at just over R2000 per month. Despite the country’s digital inequality, EdTech can still begin to challenge some of the systemic issues in education.
Major progress in EdTech can result in a nationally available data-free school, offering a free curriculum whilst collaborating with local communities and societies for extra curricular activities.