ANCYL welcomes Nkonyeni as education MEC

2013-10-08 17:40
Peggy Nkonyeni (Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League Provincial Task Team on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Peggy Nkonyeni as education MEC.

"We are confident that as one of our tried and tested cadres, comrade Peggy has what it takes to continue with the transformation programme that has been put in place by the former MEC Cde Senzo Mchunu," spokesperson Sboniso Duma said in a statement.

"As young people of this province, we are happy that the government has put education as one of its key priorities," Duma said.

"We are indeed fully aware of the fact that for us to attain economic freedom in our lifetime, we must put education in the forefront of our agenda."

He urged Nkonyeni to work hard to eradicate pregnancy in schools.

"Our message to Comrade Peggy is that we do not want to see young people loitering on the streets. She must work tirelessly to curb teenage pregnancy in our schools," Duma said.

"She must work with all stakeholders to fight against drug abuse and violence in our schools."

Nkonyeni should continue to advance and implement policy on free education.

"We trust that Comrade Nkonyeni will ensure that we achieve the 80% pass rate as set by our government."

Nkonyeni was sworn in by KwaZulu-Natal deputy judge president Achmat Jappie in Durban on Monday.

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