Gen Next: Does education align with the aspirations of young people today?
Covid-19 crisis has highlighted is the need for educational institutions, media and brands to collaborate more meaningfully to ensure all young people have equal access to educational materials and support
At a recent digital event the Sunday Times Gen Next, in partnership with HDI Youth Consultancy, focused on whether education systems have adapted to the aspirations of today’s youth. The discussion was moderated by Jacaranda FM’s Kenzy Mohapi. Panellists included SABC Education commissioning editor Hanyani Sono, Rosebank College national graduate skills development manager Lillian Bususu, Publicis creative director Jonathan Dennis and learner representative Sachin Naidoo, who was also the 2019 winner of The Herald newspaper’s matric of the year award.
The SABC has a mandate to broaden and expand access to education via broadcasting platforms. The broadcaster provides educational support aligned to CAPS guidelines as well as support for tertiary education, Sono said. The SABC has provided online classes through the Covid-19 crisis to support learners via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. In addition it has given learners opportunities to interact with educators to bridge gaps in ...