State not serious

2012-06-30 09:14

Education system is in shambles

It is very disturbing that we are already halfway through the year and we have some schools in Limpopo that don’t have textbooks yet.

How have the pupils been studying?

Is the government taking the education of these pupils seriously?

The fact that the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has apologised to the parents and pupils for the delay does not change the situation the Grade 10 pupils are facing.

This is one of the many situations we are facing as a country in our education system, yet we are quick to say there is no crisis in the education system.

Are we turning a blind eye to the fact that the system is failing those who need it the most, those in the rural areas?

There shouldn’t be a gap between urban and rural schools.

Instead of coming up with a plan to help these pupils catch up what they have missed, the ANC Youth League is saying that these pupils should be given a free pass.

One has to ask why they should be given something they didn’t work for.

They are being set up to fail.

How are they expected to pass matric when they didn’t receive a good and proper foundation phase which the youth of 1976 fought and died for?

In his state of the nation address earlier this year, the president said they would continue to fight for a better education by addressing the problems facing education – one of them includes non-delivery of textbooks.

With all the problems the education department is facing, the system is really in shambles.
The department needs to provide support to the learners so that they don’t have to face a bleak future and lose out.

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