Mr. Blade Nzimande, the South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, has revealed plans to introduce witchcraft in the country’s curriculum from 2018.
He said this while briefing representatives of student unions across the country. According to him, “There is a lot we can learn from witchcraft, like how they fly in that winnowing basket. Imagine if we learn that skill; it will eradicate traffic jams and everyone will just get in their basket and fly. It also means we will not be importing fuel anymore.”
While encouraging renowned witches to apply through his office, where thier skills will be tested and the outstanding ones will be hired as lecturers.
More so, the Minister invited witches from across the continent to take advantage of the new course, promising them permanent residents’ permits.
“I spoke to the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, and he agreed to issue witches from outside South Africa with permanent residence permits.
I heard Malawi and Zimbabwe have an impressive collection of witches. We are hoping they will heed the call.”
Although, the announcement was met with boos from those present, as many of them thought the Minister would announce reduction in tuition for the coming year. Applications closes midnight on the 30th of September according to the announcement, and there are currently 109 slots for witches to apply, after which an appointed panel will conduct interviews.