Schools don’t teach life skills warns Prince Charles

Prince Charles has attacked British schools for failing to install ‘character’ in pupils and making them virtually unemployable.
The Prince said the education system is leaving children bereft of vital life skills and unable to develop the  confidence needed to develop into successful adults. While conceding the importance of academic education, Charles stressed pupils need to be taught to cope with the world that awaits them if they were to have a chance of getting a job.

The royal was speaking to business leaders at St James’s Palace yesterday, after a visit to a project which helps unemployed young people turn their lives around.
Speaking of the visit, he said: ‘What was being said is that life skills – which consist of developing self-esteem, self- confidence, looking people in the eye – all these things are not taught in schools or hardly at all.
The same can be said of the schools in Nigeria. With the dilapidated state of school affairs, nothing is being taught. All that is being taught are theoretical mumbo-jumbos. The problem with youth is that they do not know, and do not know that they do not know .- Blaise Aboh.


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