New History curriculum may be compulsory in South African high schools

The Department of Education recently announced plans to implement a new history curriculum in local schools over seven years, which may reportedly become compulsory. According to a report by the Sunday Times, the new history curriculum could be made compulsory for all Grade 10-12 learners. The report added that certain academics have welcomed the proposed changes to the history subject in South Africa, as they say the current syllabus downplays aspects like slavery and racism. The destruction of ancient African civilisations has also been omitted, they added. The Sunday Times quoted…

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