Cosas against education as essential service

2013-02-05 13:37
 (File)

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) said on Tuesday it is against education being declared an essential service.

"As much as learners have a right to education, teachers have a right to demonstrate. We can never support such," Cosas secretary-general Tshiamo Tsotetsi told journalists in Johannesburg.

Cosas is part of the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) that includes the African National Congress Youth League, and the Young Communist League of SA (YCLSA).

The organisations addressed journalists under the auspices of the PYA following a meeting it held recently.

The ANC announced on Monday, after its national executive committee meeting, that it would push for education to be declared an essential service.

YCLSA secretary general Buti Manamela said there should be a balance between the right to education and the right for teachers to voice their grievances.

"We can never allow the right of either... to be taken away from them... we hope that this issue will, through the ANC lekgotla, be further discussed."

Cabinet was holding its lekgotla from Tuesday until Friday.

Read more on:    anc  |  cosas  |  yclsa  |  education

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
99 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Good intentions are not good enough... ultimately we are measured by our actions. Now is the time to build on your ideas. Create...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.