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Its back to school for many curriculum extended to 2021

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is constantly working towards aligning the curriculum to the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says minister Angie Motshekga.

Responding in a recent written parliamentary Q&A, Motshekga said that this will include the official introduction of robotics and coding, alongside other new subjects.

“Marine sciences and the occupational stream for schools of skill, special schools and mainstream are being finalised.

“School communities where robotics and coding are currently piloted have welcomed the department’s direction, which is towards improving skills,” she said.