Premier bemoans lack of professionalism

2012-02-21 15:47
Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize has expressed concerns over the erosion of professionalism in the public service, especially in the education field.

He made the remark while delivering the state of the province address at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.

“We note the co-operation between the department and the unions in the creation of a labour force, but we are concerned about the erosion of professionalism,” said Mkhize.

Matric results


The erosion of professionalism, Mkhize told the audience, was reflected in the poor matric results in the province.

KwaZulu-Natal recorded a 68.1% pass rate, a two percent decline from the previous mark. This, he added, had prompted cabinet to host an imbizo of stakeholders in education.

“This will discuss declining pass rates, existence of unsavoury relations between teachers and learners, and ill-discipline,” said Mkhize, pointing out drunkenness as one instance of ill-discipline.

He declared government’s commitment to ensuring that support was provided to teachers in an effort to improve classroom teaching and integrity.

The imbizo is expected to be held before the end of the first quarter.

Mkhize emphasised that the imbizo and other forms of engagements reflected that education remained a key priority for government.

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