Don’t put education to the chop (South Africa)

South Africa’s higher education minister has urged the Jamaican government not to cut investment in education. Blade Nzimande made the comments during a visit to the HEART College of Beauty Services in Kingston, Jamaica. “Jamaicans at no stage should not believe that education is a priority,” Dr Nzimande said, according to the Jamaica Observer. “Despite this economic crisis that we have, we must not make the mistake of cutting back on investment in education. If you cut on education, you could even undermine your prospects for economic recovery because you haven’t developed in human resource development and skills,” he added. Dr Nzimande has been on a four-day visit to Jamaica, suggested last year by the country’s high commissioner to South Africa.

Source: Times Higher Education