Welcome review of education’s processes

2015-12-23 06:00

THE Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, now wants to clip Sadtu’s wings in response to the pay for promotion evidence that is surfacing, with union members the primary culprits.

Currently, many appointments made by governing bodies are manipulated by Sadtu. Now that the proverbial can has been opened, the promotion system becomes questionable.

Not every promotion-post holder is tainted, but many would not have been had it not been for Sadtu, governing body members, departmental officials or ANC contacts.

This is applicable to departmental officials too, for many Sadtu people are in the upper echelons of education management and now decide on promotions.

In some schools, principals employ their children, other family members and friends to provide questionable preschool education.

All this does not augur well, also noting that the minister is now being challenged to explain her exorbitant hotel bills and failure to charge Sadtu for the 2014 Grade 12 group copying.

It is comforting that the promotion system is to be reviewed because only when this is realised will the passion for the profession return.


JAY JUGWANTH

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