Schools should teach more than ‘just getting a job’

March 5, 2018
Posted in Blog
March 5, 2018 Mduduzi Luthuli

One of the main irritations with our current schooling system is its insistence on providing students the knowledge needed to acquire a job instead of teaching skills to manage or maximise income generated from those jobs.

A holistic approach to education is necessary because too many South Africans are managing their financial resources by chance or luck. Often the financial decisions made by individuals who lack financial education have negative consequences that impact their lives for many years, causing unnecessary depletion of financial resources from households’ week after week, month after month and year after year.

In an article we wrote for Inside Education, we tackled this issue and proposed a few solutions.