Is SA more fixated on teaching kids about apartheid than science and maths skills?

Is SA more fixated on teaching kids about apartheid than science and maths skills?

South Africans have taken to social media to share their concerns over the ruling party's obsession with teaching school kids about apartheid instead of focusing on mathematics and science.

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Although history is an important element in society, tweeps have accused the ANC of focusing more on teaching pupils about apartheid than helping them learn and understand subjects like maths and science.

Social media user Sihle Ngobese started off the debate with a tweet he posted on Saturday.

"South African black nationalist politicians are fixated on teaching our children about #Apartheid, but not about science and mathematical skills," he wrote.
Ngobese added, "That says everything about the priorities of our politics in Mzansi. Black nationalism is a problem, stumbling block to progress!"

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His post sparked a reaction from social media users, who debated whether knowing about apartheid was more important than using time to teach pupils about maths and science.

Zakhele Kwanele Hlongwane, who goes by the Twitter handle @ZakheleMkhize96, wrote: "Because they know that teaching people Maths & Science makes them smart, and smart people don't vote for corrupt politicians."

One social media user pointed history as well as maths and science should be taught to children- a point Ngobese agreed with.

However, he pointed out the ANC focuses solely on the past and does not prepare kids for the future by developing essential success skills.

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