oa Africa Insight - The Planned Development of Human Resources in Bophuthatswana

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Rapid linear expansion in primary and secondary education has resulted from high population growth and increasing participation rates especially at secondary level. Since education must be financed within some overall budget constraint, there must be a scale of priorities in planning education. Emphasis should be on gearing education and training programmes to manpower requirements. A desperate shortage of artisans should be overcome by combining on-the-job training with institutionalised training. The objectives of general education should be an improved system of primary education and a steadier rate of expansion at secondary level. Crucial shortages of teachers especially at secondary level, emphasises the need for giving priority to teacher training, reviewing teacher's salaries and conditions of service and as a temporary measure a greater use of white, Coloured and Indian teachers. Overall educational planning should be integrated with economic planning. Curriculum reform is necessary to adapt the content of education to the environment and needs of a young developing country.

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