Life Orientation is not doing enough to equip learners with the financial planning tools that will empower them as adults, a wealth coach explains.
While the subject teaches pupils about themselves, society and self-awareness, it is missing the mark on core financial skills needed to grow and protect money.
Expert Samke Mhlongo says financial planning, saving and investing should be part of the skills taught through a subject focusing on entrepreneurship from primary school.
There's room for more financial planning to be included in the curriculum.— Samke Mhlongo, Wealth Coach at TNC Wealth Partners
I would advocate for financial planning to be part of an entrepreneurship-type subject and syllabus.— Samke Mhlongo, Wealth Coach at TNC Wealth Partners
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