Java to Delphi & Microsoft only – South Africa’s educational dilemma

ProgrammesIt seems that the Department of Basic Education is going to make all public schools teach Delphi and leave Java. Many teachers have expressed their disdain for this move. I am a CAT teacher and am slightly worried at the “Microsoft-only” route that the education department is taking. There are many opinions out there and articles to read. Here are some articles I have come across and I thought that other teachers might want to read them.

Java to Delphi in SA schools: the cost

Delphi, MS-Office forced on SA schools

Department of Basic Education bans Free and Open Source Software in SA Schools and mandates programming an ancient, moribund language in contradiction of government’s own policy

Quick response to the Department of Basic Education’s defence of its decision regarding CAT and IT

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