By Daniel Mpala
African governments must improve the way commerce subjects are taught at school by making it more practical for learners — to better equip them for the world of business.
So, says Kirsty Tromp an accounting and business studies teacher and head of entrepreneurship at Cape Town’s Springfield Convent.
Tromp (pictured above, middle with Allan Gray’s Suzanne Wiid, left and Allan Gray, left and Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Zimkhitha Peter) is a recent recipients of Anzisha’s 2019 Very Young Supporters Award.
Tromp points out that schools on the continent place too large a focus on the traditional, Western model of success which encourages students to seek career paths in medicine, business and law.
She believes African governments need to look for African solutions.
Tromp won Anzisha’s 2019 Very Young Supporters Award
“We are a continent that has survived hundreds of years of droughts, floods, disease and we are still here.
“Our learners need to value their heritage and the skills that are being lost due to the focus that is placed on obtaining what the outside world sees as success,” explains Tromp.
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