RE: “Groom your child for life after school” (The New Times, November 15).
Your article portrays a true picture of the education systems in most African countries – teaching academics only and ignoring everything else that will prepare students to become whole rounded individuals.
This is what differentiates Western education systems from ours. Western school curricula incorporate academics with life and social skills, ours do not. This is not only done at elementary level but also at university.
Science majors at university not only learn science subject but also do electives in liberal arts.
Without social skills, most highly qualified people – in their own fields but with no social skills – quite often find it difficult to perform their duties as all jobs involve interacting with other people.