In accordance with the National Policy on religion and Education, an educator/principal acts as a mediator neither promoting nor disparaging any religion or lack of religious belief. Personal views and perspectives that an educator/principal affirms are to remain confidential and not be used by means of interjection during religious discussions, personal opinions of both learners and educators/principals remain personal. One has the freedom to express their opinion regarding religion, given that their opinion is sensitive, tasteful and aware of diversity in religious belief and religious practice.
Moral Regeneration (articles 21 & 25) of the National Educational Policy
Moral standards are of utter importance and these need to be respected and appreciated in accordance to the particular moral code in order to serve as a beneficiary to both personal and social prosperity and improvement. A decline in moral standards leads to an overall decline in attitude of the nation which negatively effects the progression towards equality. Based on the reality of this notion the National Educational Policy chose to incorporate its stance on moral reflection by means of application and use of the national moral regeneration movement.
Towards an open society (articles 30 & 35) of the National Educational Policy
An open society is a culture composed of an adjustable structure, freedom and tolerance towards religious and non-religious beliefs. In order for an integrated cultivation of citizenship to formalise comprehensive policies are required and these policies serve as the basis for which an open society is built.
Religious diversity (article 21) of the National Educational Policy
Diversity surrounds us and the diverse cultures and beliefs of each individual is what makes the world so intriguing, educational and culturally uplifting to each and every citizen of the world. Religions are diverse and therefore need to be considered as such and viewed with an...