DA slams drop in KZN matric results

2007-12-31 00:00

ALONG with the rest of KwaZulu-Natal, the Democratic Alliance (DA) congratulated all matrics who attained their final matric exemptions, but expressed disappointment in the decline in the province’s results for the fourth year running.

DA spokesman on Education in the province, Roger Burrows, said that even though a quarter of the country’s youth wrote matric in the province, a decline for the fourth consecutive year is “a great disappointment”.

“The results point not to the insufficiencies in the resources of our schools alone, but to the poor management in too many of our schools where our learners have performed so badly,” Burrows said.

“These results reflect a demise in the ethos of learning and teaching and the department must ensure that the educators that are employed will be paid for work well done.”

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