ANAs: No end to war between education department, teachers’ unions

2015-11-06 11:36
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Pietermaritburg - The war between the Department of Basic Education and teachers’ unions over the invigilation of the Annual National Assessment (ANA) continues to drag on.

The two parties have been locked in meetings for the past two days.

National Teachers’ Union (Natu) spokesperson Allen Thompson, who is part of the negotiations, said no progress had been made.

“We as unions are still clear that we will not invigilate the ANAs and the department is still saying they will go ahead with the ANAs,” he said.

The ANAs are scheduled to be written from December 1 to 4.

They were initially scheduled to start in September but were postponed after the department gave in to the demands of the unions who had called for their members to boycott invigilation of the tests.

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu), National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa), Professional Educators’ Union (PEU), SA Onderwysunie (SAOU) and Natu have all called for the scrapping of the tests, which assess literacy and numeracy skills in lower grades.

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