Curriculum expert at Wits University, Bronwen Willson-Thompson, outlined some of the problems with South Africa's education system.
She says as a country we are not creating innovative creative world for students who are able to cope with unforeseen circumstances.
Secondly, a large proportion of students are not coping with the existing curriculum.
It is a problem that the academic side has way too much emphasis that doesn't suit everybody, we need other options.— Bronwen Willson-Thompson, Curriculum expert at Wits University
Willson-Thompson says the private schools seem to be getting the inclusion of innovative and creative skills right rather than state schools.
Listen to a discussion on what needs to be done to have a better education system:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Students not coping with current curriculum, innovation is needed