Matrics must party less and study more, says ANCYL

2010-10-11 14:56

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng wants matrics to reduce the time they spend partying and to instead prepare for their final examination.

“Young people must know that the gratification they receive from parties is short lived but an investment in their education guarantees their future in the long term,” said the ANCYL Gauteng in a statement yesterday.

The league has started a Silence Campaign, in which it calls on matrics to slash their partying time and calls on communities to observe “quiet time” every evening to give students a “distraction-free” environment in which to study.

“We need shebeen proprietors, club owners and entertainment promoters to actively dissuade learners from coming to their establishments and events, as well as desist from advertising and promoting to learners during this period.

“We are certain that this campaign will also benefit many of our varsity students who would no doubt also require such support.”

The campaign forms part of a programme by the Gauteng ANCYL to support matriculants as they prepare for their final exams.

It was prompted by the many difficulties faced by matriculants and pupils in 2010, including the disruptive public sector strike.

“Whilst we respect the right of educators to embark upon industrial action and appreciate the need for adequate compensation given the vital contribution they make to society, we reject categorically any attempt by anybody to undermine the education of an African child.”

The league commended the basic education department for establishing study sites as part of its recovery plan after the strike. It called on the Congress of SA Students to ensure that pupils make use of these sites.

The league also came out in support of a joint initiative by the International Marketing Council and the department of basic education to encourage South Africans to wear school uniforms on Fridays to support the matric class of 2010.

“ANCYL members and members of society are encouraged to pledge their support by wearing school uniforms (or any items thereof) every Friday during the tenure of matric examinations.

“This will not only serve as a positive reinforcement in nation building and positive role modelling, but also remind society of the responsibility we collectively hold to ensure and support the education of our youth.”

The ANCYL in Gauteng said making sure that young people were skilled and qualified was integral to the league’s broader aim of attaining economic freedom.

“It starts in school and here we cannot fail. We believe that an entire province in support of the class of 2010 can make a significant difference to the examination outcomes and call on all residents of Gauteng to become active supporters of these... campaigns.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.