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ANC‘s priority to education

31 January 2014, 05:30

ANC‘s priority to education, a fact or lip service?

Pardon me for using ANC instead of government. When one ponders to the history of the movement and what it used to seem to believe in, one gets the sense that education was a priority. Since, I am not a politician, nor an activist. Let me speak as a concerned citizen.

As a child when one grows up, one is subjected to endless advices of how important education is, and why one needs it to better his or her life and the surroundings. During the election campaigns, the party sings slogans and uses the phrase “Free education for all” and as a young boy growing up in the village(s) of Limpopo, I would cheer up for ANC and say that is my party for life.

Little, did I know that I would find myself in the debts of about R200 000, for having participated in the activity of the so called “free education for all”. NSFAS has for no doubts played a role in providing fees for my education for that period which I was at school, for that I give it credit.

However, NSFAS at the moment seems to be failing our brothers who like me, I believe, cheered for the ANC and hopefully voted for it to be the ruling party. It is not like NSFAS is given to students for free, we are bound to pay it back. What could be preventing the government from giving out these loans to the students?

To think that ordinary(working) citizens of South Africa are paying tax left, right and centre every time. Yet, the ANC led government will keep saying it does not have money. One wonders as to what happens to the tax that is paid, because service delivery is poor, infrastructure development is in shambles, health and welfare services are deteriorating(clinics in villages have no medicines, orphans have no food), and education money is not provided.

Could all these mishaps be because of the poor leadership and management skills?

Could it be that the ANC led government is not in control of the country?

Or could it be that embezzlement has consumed responsible departments?

Or could it be that since the recurring-shuffling of parliamentary ministers led to the position where all capable ministers are gone and replaced by conservative ministers, who prefer to keep their budget unspent.

“Until the lions [prey] produce their own historian, the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunter” (Achebe 2000:73)

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