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ANC: Limpopo pupils must focus

2012-07-06 16:01

Johannesburg - Limpopo pupils left without textbooks for the past seven months should now focus on their studies and work hard for the end-of-the-year exams, the provincial ANC said on Friday.

"We are confident that if they work closely with their teachers... it is still possible to compete at national level and put [up] a good performance," spokesperson Makonde Mathivha said in a statement.

"We would like to advise our learners not to be overwhelmed by the manner in which the schoolbooks distribution problem is being reported, because this might demoralise and derail them from their studies."

Textbooks for some grades were delivered seven months late in the province, and then only after the NGO Section 27 obtained a court order with a deadline forcing government to act.

Mathivha said the ANC in Limpopo also welcomed all government efforts to deal with the root causes of the dumping of some of the school material.

"Government must ensure that all wrong-doers are brought to book," he said.

The presidency, the basic education department, and the Limpopo government have each set up an investigation into the non-delivery of textbooks in the province.

Mathivha said these would help prevent the same problems from happening in the future.

Comments
  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-07-06 16:09

    Yes kids focus on that spot on your desk where your textbooks were suppose to be 7 months ago

      JoeFarmer - 2012-07-06 16:33

      all the anc wants their sheeple to learn is to make an X next to the picture of a complete spear every 5 years. learn more than that and it allows people to question the animal farm rhetoric

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-07-06 17:13

      Leonard it is because the ANC wants to keep their voter base borderline retarded

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-06 17:19

      Kids to the ANC. "ANC you must focus, you f$ck us around"

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-06 17:35

      "We are confident that if they work closely with their teachers... it is still possible to compete at national level and put [up] a good performance," spokesperson Makonde Mathivha said So, that being the case, why do we waste money on funding a full academic year? It seems the ANC has discovered a magical short cut in the way to educate children. I am sure all the great institutes of academia are waiting with baited breath to learn of your recent discovery.

  • procold2 - 2012-07-06 16:10

    think the education dept and the anc should focus to assist these guys

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-07-06 16:14

      Fat chance the ANC is even more missing in action where it is needed than these kids' textbooks.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-07-06 17:00

      That and the fact that the ANC pays more attention to his knob than to educating the youth of this country

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-07-06 17:43

      The teachers are happy they had six months not complaining and not working. Feel sorry for the kids but also for their poor parents paying with no results. it is time the parents start marching on the teachers and their union.

  • Christelle - 2012-07-06 16:15

    The efforts of the government - that is a joke - who started this - the DA!!!!! And how are these kids suppose to pass exams without having books for 6 months!

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-07-06 17:14

      OVIAAAAAS! It is oviaaasly the fault of the DA and apartheid!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-07-06 16:17

    Management SA style. You sit and do buggerall for 6 months and when you wake up at long last you find someone else to put pressure on and to blame for your own screw-ups- there is no way on earth the children can catch up because if they could the academic year only needed to be 6 months but it is 12 months. So they are going to show miserable results and you can condone it and put them through but the damage is done and it will take a long time of hard work to haul in the disadvantage imposed on them by the incompetency of the politicians...suffer the children- this is nothing but child abuse and criminal neglect and nothing will happen...

  • avanwyk2 - 2012-07-06 16:26

    Has the standard drop that much that it is now possible to do a year's work in only 4 months? Does the ANC realise that it is their fault....doesn't seem like it yet.

  • Allan - 2012-07-06 16:27

    The only party that needs to focus is the ANC on service delivery. How do they expect learners to teach themselves 6 months work in 1 month? If it is at all possible then they saying the syllabus is to simple. Which one is it to be?

  • Randomhero6661 - 2012-07-06 16:30

    fooooccccuuuuusssss!

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-07-06 16:40

    Root causes of dumping of some of the text books??? The root cause was the failure of the education department to do its job!!! I would not be surprised if those text books were actually dumped by the department itself to deflect blame to someone else. Besides, it was a very small percentage of books dumped. It is so frustrating when the wrong-doers try to come out of a crisis smelling of roses. With their constant never-ending cycle of denial and finger-pointing, we can never expect much to change.

  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-07-06 16:50

    Blame the ANC? Hell no. It is totally the fault of the 'parents', they continue to vote for ANC that destroys their children's education and any future chance of achieving anything in this world. The 'parents' are selfish. They want to guarantee their children have nothing. They want their children to have the lowest level of education. What goes around, comes around. Later their children will hate them for caring more about the ANC than their own flesh and blood.

      jason.marriott.75 - 2012-07-06 17:06

      u think every student effected parents voted ANC. please do me a favour!

      B.b. - 2012-07-06 17:32

      And also ur mistake for bringing confusion to them,,,y mix politics with education?

  • bobo.simon2 - 2012-07-06 16:54

    zuma must simply fire motshekga

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-07-06 21:05

      And the nation should simply fire Zuma !!

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-07-06 16:57

    that's right. Get and education so you don't make the same mistake your parents did by voting for the anc. If you fail, you know who to blame.

  • jason.marriott.75 - 2012-07-06 17:04

    I must agree no use for the pupils crying over spilt milk... but most of the year is gone without an essential tool you can't expect this not to effect the pupils grades....

  • Carol - 2012-07-06 17:09

    Someone needs to be fired for allowing this mess to happen in the 1st place!!! This would've never happened in the old regime....I feel sorry for the kids in Limpopo – You have been discriminated against…7months into the year and now all a sudden you are expected to perform – the ANC is a DISGRACE and totally incompetent! They should not be allowed to govern for another 4years to come

  • dianne.b.hartley - 2012-07-06 17:33

    maybe the anc should focus!

  • Millos Mpofu - 2012-07-06 18:14

    Thank U ANC and they must distance themselves to unnecessary services protester

  • Millos Mpofu - 2012-07-06 18:14

    Thank U ANC and they must distance themselves to unnecessary services protester

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-06 19:13

    books didn't disapear over night, they were not there from the beggining, how the other students were passing their matrics? These kids must work 24/7 if they want to pass, unless they want to let go of their future by keep on blaming people who completed their matric long time ago

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-06 19:28

    04 august 1992 I started at a new school with 3 new subjects that I wasn't doing in my previous school, and I made it at the end of the year

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-07-06 21:09

      Ya that was possible then, because in 1992 you still had an education system that was fully functional and teachers that was commited to give their very best

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-07-06 22:44

    Fire them all.

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