Calls for stability in Gauteng education

2011-03-18 22:27

Johannesburg - Stability is needed in education in Gauteng, the provincial branches of Cosatu, Sadtu, Cosas, the ANC and SACP said in a joint press briefing on Friday.

"All the teachers are expected and required to ensure that they are at schools and teaching," said Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) provincial general secretary Dumisani Dakile.

He said the organisations agreed that teachers no longer attend court cases during school time.

"The leadership of Cosatu will provide all the necessary support to Moss Senye. The leadership will, as from now on, accompany him to court, not the teachers," he said.

Senye appeared at Meadowlands Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old pupil last month at Meadowlands High School - where he is the principal.

Dakile said it had also been agreed that the Congress of SA Students should withdraw its statement that learners should hit back against teachers who administer corporal punishment.

Cosas provincial chairman Ntsako Mogobe on Thursday called on pupils to "hit back" if corporal punishment was used on them.

"Learners should be in court learning and according their teachers the necessary respect," said Dakile.

The organisations condemned the stabbing of a teacher by a pupil in Soweto on Thursday.

  • BigMoose - 2011-03-19 00:12

    Wazzat? Calls for stupidity in Gauteng education? They have enough of of that.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-03-19 00:55

    Eish, stability is not only needed in Gauteng education. Stability is needed in every department in every province in SA, and in every aspect across SA. The clock she is ticking to May 18th..........

  • mrsesom - 2011-03-19 01:30

    Julius M must go back to school..The idiot cannot spell CAT. .Nevermind woodwork,

  • mariomobster - 2011-03-19 01:34

    Strange how I don't see these problems in the schools my kids go to. Kids here are respectfull, mannered, eager to learn. But then I pay a lot of money to keep them there. Seems you get what you pay for. We all know the peanut saying.

      BigD - 2011-03-20 08:13

      But we dont all have money to send our kids to expensive schools

  • U1 - 2011-03-19 05:08

    "Learners should be in court learning....." WTF??

      twolips - 2011-03-19 07:18

      I spotted that boo-boo, too! Where was the proof reader??

  • Bonzer - 2011-03-19 08:06

    "CALLS FOR STABILITY" Whenever I see articles like this one it gives the impression that the ANC is "calling" on someone to make sure the education system is stable, but who are they calling on? Is it not up to them to ensure stability? I don't get it.

  • Slapper - 2011-03-19 08:15

    Calls for improvement would be better. Actual improvement, without the doctoring of facts would be an improvement, but none of this will happen until the culture of "We are the Boss in Charge" and we will do it our way prevails.

  • will baker - 2011-03-19 08:51

    Stability?? as in a strike free year? rich coming from the unions

  • semaj - 2011-03-19 09:08

    Who, exactly, has been causing the instability, and why? We are tired of hearing about problems that seem to have no plausible causations other than:- a. simply wild expectations that cannot be satisfied b. gross disrespect of normal behaviour c. destructive reactions d. no work ethics e. any other popular cause, such as "solidarity".

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-03-19 11:31

    Will Africa ever evolve ?(Darwin) Africa without the Caucasian brain capacity is a continent doomed to self destruction. The Negroid brain capacity must evolve through a process of interaction with the Caucasian brain over a period of time. History has proved this time and time again. Let Caucasians, Coloured,Indian and White help to evolve this interaction process for the sake of this wonderfull continent. Handouts and charity simply dont work. Interaction ,Education and progression through a process is needed. Based on Darwins theory could the above be correct ????

  • eyrie - 2011-03-19 11:40

    unfortunately stupid is forever

  • george - 2011-03-19 15:16

    what is white and Caucasian? i don't understand.

  • Colin Dovey - 2011-03-19 17:40

    in these columns we should ALL try to break away from RACE - because that is EXACTLY what the policy Bankrupt ANC wants, to move away from the ISSUES, which they know they cannot win, and to make it all about RACE: The ANC knows it will lose on a straight comparison of government performance. It knows that most voters, even if they voted ANC the last time, realise that the ANC has failed them. This is why the ANC is trying to make the election about something else. Instead of making local service delivery the issue, the ANC is making race the issue. Because race is all the ANC has left.

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