STATEMENT TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ON THE BEGINNING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020

3rd March 2020

Honourable Chairperson
Honourable Members
Cabinet Colleagues present
Deputy Minister, Honourable Bhuti Manamela
Members of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology, led by Honourable Chairperson, Mr Philly Mapulane

The purpose of this Ministerial Statement is to inform the house about the state of readiness for our new academic year, the challenges and actions we are taking.

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What do we need to put in place to ensure that our students are ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Ms Melanie Vermaak, Academic Head at False Bay TVET College
Are we creating panic about technology, when what we need to do is to ensure that our students are prepared emotionally for the impact of the digital age?

What do we need to put in place to ensure that our students are ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

It has been said many times over that we are training students for jobs that do not yet exist and that technology is changing at such a rapid pace that we will never be able to catch up.  A metaphor for this is about training for an athletics meeting but not knowing what events we are going to take part in.  

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