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ANC discussing state of education

2012-07-27 18:00

Pretoria - The ANC NEC lekgotla was scrutinising the state of education in the country, spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said on Friday.

"We have had inputs on education earlier, particularly regarding Limpopo and the rest of the country."

The three-day lekgotla of the African National Congress national executive committee began on Friday in Pretoria.

The members broke into commissions after lunch to discuss issues tabled in the morning.

The lekgotla would also review their successes and failures, and what should be prioritised in the next 12 months, Mthembu said.

Comments
  • Squeegee - 2012-07-27 18:08

    How can people without an education discuss education?

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-27 18:15

      Cant be much of a discussion Over in two no sorry over in 30 seconds

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-27 18:21

      P/S how do you discuss someting that is not there

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-27 18:33

      Just hope Angie is not resposible for organizing the meeting

      WilsoWill - 2012-07-27 18:42

      Come on Wesley, she was not aware of it.....

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-07-27 18:42

      The blind leading the blind. Professorships and honrary doctorates are ten-a-penny - how could it be important to obtain it the hard way??

      patrick.saunders123 - 2012-07-27 18:53

      the same way people without morals can discuss law and order.

      fred.warren.986 - 2012-07-27 18:57

      Hahaha, Vervoed must be laughing in his grave. The ANC is continuing his fine work to keep the natives uneducated

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-27 19:21

      Sean they are not, remember the came from North Africa so adapting to the South is kind of hard...

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-07-27 19:49

      Wilsowil, you want to tell me for six month she does not know schools don't have books. Perhaps she must get out of her office and get closer to the schools.

      carl.debeer.33 - 2012-07-27 20:17

      So these kids will be 25years old when they get to grade 6 ?... or how does it work?

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-27 20:44

      I wonder how much more it's going to take, or how much longer it'll be before cANCer realises it's completely out of it's depth and needs to throw in the towel as far as running this country is concerned. You'd need to be brain dead for the penny not to drop.

      carpejugulim - 2012-07-28 06:33

      The anc can discuss education all they like BUT are they actually going to do something about the state of education?

  • BulletProof. - 2012-07-27 18:11

    To litle,to late.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-27 18:20

    Well the success part should be non existant! The failures on the other hand could take till the end of the year! This is their whole problem-too much talk and NO action whatsoever!!!!!

      phillie.jansenvanvuuren - 2012-07-27 20:30

      But don't you know that malady is in the DNA of the race

  • andre.webster.10 - 2012-07-27 18:20

    And then? ("Sshhhh it is one of my friend that caused this" he said, No one knows and it will blow over and people will forget about it.) While all the student had got less than half a year to finish the book and pass the exam in November and maybe some of them have to skip a year and start over again while you people are incompentent to do the job. I think it is UNFAIR....

      andre.webster.10 - 2012-07-27 19:46

      Oh yes, I forgot the pass mark is very low. They are not worried cos everyone will pass anyway. That is why SA have got a very high pass rate nowadays.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-28 07:46

      So why would you need all those books to learn whe the pass mark is low. Only 2 books needed. 1)when is weekends, 2)when is school holidays

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-07-27 18:24

    More blue lights rushing to A jolly get together , lots of laughing , cake and KFC.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-07-27 18:49

      You people will never change

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-27 19:23

      Don't forget the Sushi and the Johnny...

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-27 19:38

      ratsaka,dont be angry at the truth

  • pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-07-27 18:26

    God! And how long has it taken the ANC to realise that education was in a crises? 18 years? And they - now, thanks to the DA & NGO's - for the first time slowly come to the realization that perhaps Education might require their august attention. In the meantime hundreds of thousands of young people face a dismal future of no hope an no job! SHAME ON YOU ANC! You do not deserve the support of the uneducated youth and their parents!

  • johan.maree.5036 - 2012-07-27 18:37

    lol, "The lekgotla would also review their successes and failures", what successes? The 30% pass rate, which means you don't know anything about any of you subjects or the 70% of grade 12 pupils that failed, the collapse of the education system?... ANC = Joke!

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-07-27 18:49

    don't forget to blame apartheid. We shouldn't expect the anc to sort anything out in a hundred years, let alone 18.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-28 10:00

      No they blame it on colonial rule since 1652, so it might take even longer than that.

  • Tisetso2 - 2012-07-27 18:52

    Not fit for purpose; they cannot be liberation movement and government at the same time.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-07-27 18:52

    18 years of meddling and lack of delivery. Enough talking. We want a viable plan. These are children's lives you've been experimenting with - this country's future. From the 1st born-frees onward, they should have had the best of everything. That is what generations who went before sacrificed so much for. 3 days of meetings with LUNCH whilst kids go to the loo in bushes, don't have books, desks or a functioning teacher. It's outrageous

  • PaulGBoyd1 - 2012-07-27 18:54

    I wonder if Hendrik Verwoerd was invited?

  • ernie.croucher - 2012-07-27 18:57

    Talk is cheap. Is Angie there?

  • dennis.ndaba - 2012-07-27 19:05

    someone is failing us,bantu education is still existing in our country shame to our kids

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-27 19:40

      bantu education was probably better than the garbage they are feeding our kids today

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-27 20:40

      @Dennis ~ Change your vote. This is WORSE than bantu education!

  • Nicole Pottek - 2012-07-27 19:12

    ANC always discussing but never making any actions....what's new?

  • mawetu.janda - 2012-07-27 19:25

    cANCer discusses state of education.OH! what a sketch !Guess what will be their decision?PUT A VERY BIG BLAME TO APARTHEID.and MOVE MA ENGIE TO HOME AFFAIRS MINISTRY UP UNTIL MANGAUNG.

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-27 19:41

      you hit the nail on the head mawetu

  • Busani - 2012-07-27 19:44

    There goes the education system...(down the drain)

  • christopher.phago - 2012-07-27 21:17

    Is Angie there'

  • EricksonTL - 2012-07-27 22:09

    Short conversation that. 'We screwed it up, didn't we?' Sage nods all round. 'What can we do about it?' Thinks for a moment. 'Blame apartheid.' Conversation over, piss up ensues. Come to think of it - isn't that how the ANC handles everything?

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-27 23:09

    The blind leading the blind Oh yes, they buggered those books up too didn't they?

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-07-28 02:14

    lekgotla??????? Yoo can heve plenty of these things but e' e' What? what? what ?????

  • tommo.too - 2012-07-28 03:19

    Lekgotla. Fancy new word meaning chit chat. And that is what they will do. For three whole days. And nothing at all will come of it. Absolutely nothing....

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-07-28 05:23

    ANC discussing education? Its like a quilter's guild discussing astrophysics? (apologies to all quilters).Back to the 80's...students need to mobilise against this pathetic excuse for an education system!

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-07-28 08:43

    For the past ten years they have been discussing education and as per usual they change the ciriculum but nothing is done to fix the errors they have created except lower the pass mark. When will the idiots in charge learn that to teach good educators are needed. First things first, get the right people who will be held accountable and accept responsibilty. Do not appoint cadres from the past who do not have a clue. The children of today deserve better than what is being dished out presently.

  • Shaun Robinson - 2012-07-28 10:05

    How can you fix something that clearly does not exist???

  • Erna - 2012-07-28 10:24

    Too much discussion, not enough action.

  • Ian Craig - 2012-07-28 11:18

    They need to get an education to talk education.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-07-28 13:18

    That's what the ANC is good at...discussing. Because they don't know what to DO! If they knew what to do, they would have done it already. All talk and no action...except when it comes to corruption and enriching themselves

  • tw2066 - 2012-07-29 06:40

    Could you imagine the discussion? "Hau, the eeshooo hair is the ANC and Angeee benning boooks!" "Comerrade Jeksin, we are the ANC!!" "Lets leave this aside for now, and blame apartheid again!!" :Viva viva ANC.....

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