MEC demands more of KZN teachers

2012-10-08 00:00

“YOU mustn’t manage education as if you’re managing your feet. When your toenails are long or are dirty it’s nobody’s business.”

So said the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Senzo Mchunu, during the World Teachers’ Day celebration at the Durban University of Technology Midlands campus.

Mchunu chastised school leadership, including teachers and principals.

Speaking to teachers from across the province, he said good leadership and management should be at the centre of the department.

“If we master that [leadership and management] one day, all of us, 70% of our education woes in the country will have gone,” he added.

The MEC called on teachers to be passionate about their “noble” profession: “Teachers are capable of producing an Abraham Lincoln, a Winston Churchill, a Mahatma Gandhi, people who go out to do things.”

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