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Give credit to the teachers

12 March 2014, 22:00

OPTIMIZING AND MAXIMIZING THE RESOURCES OF OUR COUNTRY

We honestly give credit to the teachers for the fantastic work they are doing in the classrooms. The improvement we have seen in matriculation pass rate last year is a straight forward testimony to their toils. The only little concern is the number of pupils roaming the streets during school time. One day I managed to pose a why question to a number of them and unconvincing answers were; free periods.

If this is a real reason, what can be done to correct it? I immediately thought about the priests, who most of them get to work only once a week, not all of them though. They come from government erected institutions but why are they not drafted in the educational systems and be engaged in teaching their religious subjects they know so well?

They can be drafted in and get paid by the government to up their subliminal looking impute.

We are also quite aware of the important programs which the Government and the private sectors are playing in promoting and ensuring that our roads are safe, especially around festive seasons, be December or Easter; the likes of Operation Arrive Alive and many more. But these are only fringe benefits to us as they come only once like thirteen cheque and Christmas.

But I believe that people still die on our roads daily. If our roads are not safe every day I would otherwise suggest that we can optimize on the free periods in the schools if available, and introduce road traffic rules at grass root level as non-examination subject, so that when the pupils leave school they have knowledge of these rules. In this way, we can look back after thirty to fifty years from now, and find not even one old lady who does not know what to do when crossing a road on foot.

Look at the statistics in KZN and Limpopo of how many old people are run-over when crossing the national roads. The culprits are not only motorists. I have seen many people going to driving schools to buy licenses because they have money to buy cars. The bottom line is all deaths are deaths. We can’t just worry about festive deaths only; I mean all deaths are equal.

N.B. I grew up in a community where doctors came voluntarily to our schools and taught us the likes of Human Physiology and using teaching aids to highlight the importance of circumcision to the boys, not in the bush. Nurses also did their part like advising girls about early pregnancy and safe sex etc.

Agriculturists also came and presented Landbou issues, church ministers came, prayed for us in the morning and others came and offered Religious Education etc. Is that not team-work in a country that needs it most? We were so proud and motivated because we were taught by the experts and that’s why I scored A’s and B’s in these subjects.

My only regret was that my friend Julius dismally failed vernacular, Sepedi. He was born and played in Sepedi and I also believe that even before his birth he was already a Mopedi too. Everything he did before going to school was in this language which he passed, but I was surprised that in the end he failed it at school. So my interpretation is; he’s a half Mopedi. To me this is the eighth wonder of the world.

N.B. I would like to give my special thanks to our local Traffic staff for all the hard work they engage in to try and guide the little school and kindergarten children to cross the ever busy streets otherwise, we definitely could have had some fatalities. We confide in you!! The main thing is we need to take this to another level as part of continuous improvement.

Envisage. By: Modiba Kadi

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