The University of the Free State vice-chancellor, Jonathan Jansen, says South Africa will be able to solve its problems only when it has sorted out its educational stumbling blocks.
Speaking at the first of a series of discussions called ‘Education Conversations’ in Bloemfontein, Jansen noted that, “If we are not going to get students from schools who understand democracy, we are not going to get the country right."
He said the country's students will not behave democratically if parents, teachers, and other leaders such as vice-chancellors do not show them what democracy is.
Education Conversations is a partnership between the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Shikaya, the Field Education and the Mail and Guardian and it aims to engage South Africans in conversations on education issues.
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