Teaching efforts not unnoticed, Zuma says

2012-10-05 16:37
Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

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

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Friday thanked teachers for their contribution to educating and developing children.

"Our teachers work hard day in and out, sometimes under difficult conditions, sometimes putting [in] extra hours, even on weekends, to ensure that our children attain good results," Zuma said in a statement to mark World Teachers' Day.

"Your efforts are not going unnoticed. As government we recognise your hard work."

He encouraged children to respect and support their teachers and understand how important their jobs were.
"The success of our learners is to a large extent determined by the level of effort and commitment that is put in by our teachers. Thus it is vital that our teachers are in school, in class, on time, teaching for at least seven hours a day."

Support


The Inkatha Freedom Party said it supported the day's theme - "Take a Stand for Teachers".

"This is not just a day to show our appreciation for teachers, but an opportunity to commit to supporting teachers as they perform their valuable role in shaping our future citizens," IFP MP and youth brigade chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa said in a statement.

"We thank our teachers for the work that they do under very trying circumstances. We know that teaching is not an easy profession."

The SA Council of Educators said it religiously marked the day to recognise South African teachers.

"Regardless of the challenging environment in which educators operate, teachers have without any doubt proved to be exceptional in the way they execute their mandate."

The council urged pupils to "swell the ranks" of the teaching profession.

- SAPA

Read more on:    jacob zuma  |  education
NEXT ON NEWS24X

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
54 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Goodwood - 09:10 AM
    Road name: N7 Vanguard Drive Southbound
    DELAYS towards Voortrekker Road
  • Tuesday Paarden Eiland - 09:09 AM
    Road name: Marine Drive Southbound
    DELAYS approaching the N1 Highway Interchange
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Office Manager/PA

Cape Town
R 4 U Recruiters
R25 000 - R30 000 Per Month

Sales Consultant: Cartons & Paper Bags

Western Cape
Wayermann Sales Recruitment
R240 000 - R432 000 Per Year

RN for Frail Care Units

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Inten-Nurse Pretoria (Pty) Ltd

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia N9

The Nokia N9 has a beautiful one-piece, unibody design where...

From R2899.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come up to alert you of your security needs. It may be that you need to create a better structure for your finances...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.