As #FeesMustFall dominates – it’s the kids that suffer

Former South African President Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’.

So when an international study highlights that four in five grade 4’s cannot read for meaning, it seems these words fell on deaf ears.

The university #FeesMustFall saga has consumed government’s attention but the real education issue lies with the kids.

And as youth unemployment sits above 50%, stats like this point to an even bigger problem in the future. The time for action was yesterday.