Curriculum reforms long overdue

A rolling stone gathers no moss. This moral maxim is credited to Publilius Syrus, a Syrian brought to Italy as a slave but who, due to his wit and talent, was freed and educated by his master.

At the time, the proverb meant that people who are always moving, with no roots in one place or another, avoid responsibilities and cares. Its modern meaning is that a person must stay active to avoid stagnation.

I find the meanings of the proverb analogous to Africa’s education systems. We have always moved from one system to another, with no roots in one place or another and have for the most part avoided responsibilities.

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