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Motshekga calls for decolonised education system

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that the current system needs to be amended to allow students to diversify their curriculum from high school right through to tertiary level.

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announces the national matric results for 2018. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called for a more decolonised education system.

The minister was speaking on the sidelines of the Basic Education lekgotla in Boksburg on Monday.

She says that the current system needs to be amended to allow students to diversify their curriculum from high school right through to tertiary level.

Motshekga says the South African syllabus is lagging behind compared with its international counterparts.

"For the gifted kids, we have very limited opportunities in terms of exit points. As teenagers, they already know what they want, their talents are quite clear, but our system is still very colonial, British, academic."