Matric: KZN parents want results published

2011-10-06 00:00

CONFLICTING views surrounding the debate on the publishing of the matric results in newspapers continues as the Department of Basic Education is set to consult various stakeholders this month about whether or not to insert results in newspapers.

KZN Parents’ Association chairperson Sayed Rajack said that they are for the publishing of the results in the newspapers and do not feel that it has a negative impact.

“It is an easy and convenient tool for those pupils who live far and cannot get to school on the day to pick up their results; they can just get a paper and get their results. It also helps us parents know about how the schools our children go to are performing, so we do not see anything wrong with the practice,” said Rajack.

The National Teachers’ Union (NATU) deputy president Allen Thompson said that they are for the practice.

This comes after the Young Communist League (YCL) secretary Bhuti Manamela made a plea to the government to stop the tradition of matric results getting published in the newspapers.

Manamela said the practice contributes to the high suicide rate among teenagers.

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