SA 'needs strong education system'

2010-11-29 12:07

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe called for a sustainable education programme on Monday, saying there was a need for improvement in the capacity of teachers.

"We need a strong education system that empowers ordinary South Africans," he said at a business breakfast hosted by the International Marketing Council of South Africa.

Motlanthe said many areas required attention, including funding for students and backlogs in infrastructure.

  • AJ - 2010-11-29 12:19


      Gorilla - 2010-11-29 12:41


      green_goblin - 2010-11-29 12:45


  • sepcebekhulu - 2010-11-29 12:29

    talk is cheap we want action..yawn

  • Serias - 2010-11-29 12:31

    Dear Miste Mothlanthe...we had a strong education system, your party just had to take it as it was and integrate all the previous disadvantaged communities. But what did you do, you messed up the system to probably the most ineffective system in the world where you have unqualified teachers filling the classrooms. And you closed down the colleges that specialised in training teachers. So, whose fault is it?

      nyiko.cecil - 2010-11-29 12:51

      so true

      wo0two0t - 2010-11-29 16:33

      Too True... ah yeah and its Apartheid fault remember.

  • Gorilla - 2010-11-29 12:41

    Surely this is not rocket science? Is this what these chaps come up with after years and years of looking at the SA situation and parking their fat lazy backsides in meetings after meetings and gorging themselves on lunches? Lets see some positive action not just talk.

  • Viv - 2010-11-29 12:52

    Um Kgalema we used to have one of the best education systems in the world. Since 1994.....the education system has been made easier so 'everyone' can pass.

  • venterpieter7 - 2010-11-29 12:52

    Finnaly some one who sees a solution, the problem of this country is not about inequity or any other mumbo jumbo they blame it on its with education. If everyone is well educated things like poverty, crime and unemployment would start sorting it self out. Get the future movers and shakers of the street and in school till matric and atleast an basic diploma and then set them out into the job market where they should start at the bottom and work there way up get the experience even at the cost of low pay. Education is KEY to out country.

  • BT - 2010-11-29 12:55

    Another case of "stating the obvious" from a braindead ANC cadre. We all F%^&$ know that. Now go out and do something about it! Seems like all you idiots in the ANC are good at, is flapping your lips, and telling us the same things we already know, over and over!!

  • brigs - 2010-11-29 13:12

    What! is that a rhetorical question?

  • j.malemmer - 2010-11-29 13:14

    Why do you want to educate the masses? They don't need to know that you are stealing from them. Educated people become unhappy when you steal from them.

  • j.malemmer - 2010-11-29 13:15

    He should get a Doctorate from Fort Hare as he is such a clever man to come to that conclusion.

  • Crispy_Duck - 2010-11-29 13:31

    Wow....this guy must be some kind of GENIUS! Why didn't anyone else think of this before! Go Kgallie!

  • dpearce0464 - 2010-11-29 13:52

    I wonder what he had for breakfast? Maybe some nice bacon with a few pork bangers, scrambled egg and toast? That would be more news to me than his speech!

  • Allin - 2010-11-29 13:56

    If we need a strong education system why didn't your party create one? You've been in power for years and all you managed to do is to ruin the system we had in place.

  • Liley Black - 2010-11-29 14:10

    "We need a strong education system that empowers ordinary South Africans", wow thanks captain obvious now what are you planning to do about it.

  • Boerseun - 2010-11-29 14:30

    Ja Mr Mthlante, we have known that for a long time, but your party have never had a plan on this. You just broke down something that worked really well, rahter than learning from it and making an effort to become part of it.

  • ocon777 - 2010-11-29 15:17

    well this is a step in the right direction. Now to implement a plan of action. Who is going to be involved in these decision making processes? Or is this just more pie in the sky talk? I really hope not.

  • Don - 2010-11-29 15:26

    Another ANC brain wave........They love stating the obvious and then do F#ckoll to remedy thr dire situation. Half the students entering high school can't read or write- this is an absolute disgrace- after 16 years. The ANC can't run a bath never mind a country. Their time is so coming.....!!!

      wo0two0t - 2010-11-29 16:43

      Man I wish - they destroying a perfectly good country, who let this happen? Oh yeah half our (brain dead) country. Just a few guys got really lucky one day and inherited all OUR tax revenue thats suppose to go to the people black, white and pink for(Education/Crime/Health etc) - how these fools can't see it is beyond me.

  • James - 2010-11-29 17:47

    Good education for our few generation is one thing but if discipline lacks we have got a really problem. There is no discipline that can yield fruits by sparing the rod. Its high time that we stop blaming the past and concentrate on the future in as far as education is concerned. Further more there should be financial assistance for the needy youth for thier tertiary education. Less educational grants are offerred by the government. We also need companies to be forced to be incentivised into running apprenticeships in order to create more tradesman

  • James - 2010-11-29 18:08

    Today's quality of education is degregating by the day because we try to re-invent the wheel. Today's matriculants are worse than the old std (6), what has changed? Lets go back to the drawing board because I find it very strange that graduates battle with basic arithmetic etc. People spent 17yrs of formal education but come out without any working basic understanding. Some youth today complete matric without any form of career guidance and its only universities that decides for the poor young man/woman at tertiary entry level. We need to do away with the SADTU shit because some teachers never mind the outcome of their learners education as long as they get a salary at the end of the month to share with SADTU through subs. Todays education is a pass one pass all. Re-visit the old Bop pass rate and you'll know what quality education is under discipline

  • AverageJack - 2010-12-02 11:43

    But please remember that when marking papers, it should be done to accomodate those who do not 'really' pass...viz:

  • Jeffery Morgan - 2011-02-10 13:28

    Yes, fixing the educational system is really a great move to strengthen a nation. - Essay plan

  • pages:
  • 1