LETTER: Watchdog needed for S.G.Bs

2016-04-28 06:00

I fully agreed with the writer of the article (’’ I was also bullied by the S.G.B’’), City Vision 14 April 2016.

As a former SGB Chairperson of Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School and later also a former deputy chairperson of Itsitsa Primary School in Mfuleni (under the principalship of S.W. Ulana), we were sufficiently trained by the WCED on how to properly govern our schools and to honour and respect the South African Schools Act(a supreme document regarding school governing bodies).

I am very worried to learn that the writer, Carmen Delport that was treated with disdain by her schools’ S.G.B, regarded as an illeterate idiot. She should have disclosed the name of that school.

In my capacity as a concerned parent, I therefore suggest that our locals form a branch of the National Association of School Governing Bodies, to serve as watchdogs to these delinquent S.G.Bs in our schools.

Sadtu and other stakeholders can take a lead in establishing these structures, I suggest.

Mziyanda Mbunge Mfuleni

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