Teach learners tourism-NWP!

This would help learners to better understand what it means and how it can change once life.

 Having said that, the North West Parks & Tourism Board has taken the baton by launching the North West Province Tourism Educators Forum, unveiled last week at Pilanesberg Manyane Education Centre.

 It is the initiative of the parks board in collaboration with department of Education and Tourism industry in the province.

The Forum will become a key platform for interaction, partnership as well as co-operation among all the tourism stakeholders with specific reference to schools that offer tourism as subject in North West.

Acting Chief Business Development Officer at NWP Jeff Mabunda, says:” This project is part of the bigger plan of the North West Province in ensuring that learners are taught the importance of tourism at an earlier age, and that it is through forums of this nature that inputs can be made to the Office of the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga on how the tourism curriculum should look like.”

Since it was punted by the Minister, the curriculum has not hit the ground running at schools, a point which industry players’ blamed solely on educators for they lack the  knowledge and know-how.

To get the machine grinding, an interim structure of six people, including educators from the four district municipalities of the Province have been tasked with co-coordinating the activities of the forum.

Elected officials of the forum are P Mooketsi from Dr Ruth Mompati, C Moalusi from Dr Keneneth Kauda, D Ndlovu from Bojanala East and N Sedumedi from Bojanala West.

The forum will organize both tourism school camp which is to take place in the Bojanala District Municipality during the September school holidays, and the Tourism school’s competition, respectively.


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