Hairdressing and office administration among new subjects to be offered in schools


The department said it plans to introduce new subjects for grades 10 and 12 by 2025 to improve their chances of employment after the baccalaureate.

JOHANNESBURG — The Department of Basic Education has announced plans to introduce additional new subjects for grades 10 and 12 by 2025 to improve their chances of employment after the baccalaureate.

These subjects include office administration, art and design, and hairdressing.

The department said it focuses on educating learners that prepares them for the future world of work, as not all learners continue their studies in higher education institutions after the bachelor’s degree.

Department spokesman Elijah Mhlanga said they have been gradually introducing new subjects, with 17 already deployed.

Earlier this year, the department announced plans to overhaul its math, science and technology curriculum to prepare students for the future of work, saying subjects that could be included are ocean and marine engineering. , aerospace engineering, coding and robotics.

“We are expanding the offer of study programs to ensure that learners have the opportunity to follow a career path that gives them a quick opportunity to get a job. We focus on skills. We are focusing on the fourth industrial revolution,” Mhlanga said.

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