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  • Dr Navin C Naidu

The education dilemma

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

— Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father


It is no secret that government has taken control of the content of education from primary to the tertiary levels. It is said, and believed, by awakened souls that governments prepare the young for lifelong servitude so that affordable labour (read: cheap) can be translated into profits in a capitalist persuasion.


Parents have no choice and neither do the students when it comes to what should and should not be included in the school syllabus. Subjects are forced down the throats that require rote power. Albert Einstein summarised it aptly when he remarked that “education is not the learning of facts; it’s rather the training of the mind to think”.


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