EFF laments drop in number of matrics

2015-01-06 12:43

Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters on Tuesday expressed concern at the drop in the number of pupils who wrote the 2014 matric examinations.

"We express concern over the fact that fewer students wrote matric in 2014 as compared to 2013 despite the fact that there was implantation of progression policy on 2013 grade 11 candidates who did not pass," said spokesperson Fana Mokoena.

He said the 2014 generation of matriculants were more than a million 10 years ago when they were in grade 2 and the number who failed to reach matric level was of great concern.

"We also note with concern that Umalusi declared the exam process free and fair while group cheating is on the increase," he said.

"This is a worrying phenomenon for education in a country infested with corruption from the top."

He said the party noted the increase in the pass rate in Limpopo and a few other provinces but remained concerned about the low pass mark for most of the major subjects.

Pupils were still subjected to inferior education for which they had to pay, despite the Freedom Charter calling for free, compulsory, universal and equal education for all children.

"It is this wish that should have informed and guided the policies of the ruling party over the last 20 years,” Mokoena added.

He encouraged all pupils to actively seek better quality education.

"We encourage them to demand better quality teachers and a better learning environment. We encourage them to demand free education until first level tertiary training," he said.

  • Heywood Ublowme - 2015-01-06 12:56

    EFF are such frigging hypocrites, pretending to "lament" the drop in the pass rate, LOL. The more that fail the better - just the kind of "votah" the EFF wants.....

      Ugogo Showerhead - 2015-01-06 13:13


      Sean Wolf - 2015-01-06 13:32

      EFF also thrives on the uneducated masses ..... What sane educated person would support these idiots ?

      Lebeko Merafe - 2015-01-06 13:44

      wolf, if uneducated means not going back to aparteit, then be it.

      Koos Barnardo - 2015-01-06 14:00

      Lebeko, you truly are a case in point. Nobody ever said anything about apartheid. Seems you can't read or spell.

      Revelgen - 2015-01-06 14:27

      Apart from Dali Mpofu, I don't think there is any EFF member with a proper matric. So don't think they should comment on education.

      Henno - 2015-01-06 15:10

      I am educated and I support some of the EFF policies Sean

      Lebeko Merafe - 2015-01-06 15:40

      Koos, I say it like it is. Ask your so called "uneducated masses" what their support mean to your so called "idiots"

      Wikus Terblanche - 2015-01-08 16:44

      Firstly, the kids are the problem, not the teachers. If i was a teacher and had to beg a kid to please sit still and not get threatened by the kid, then they will ma have to drop like fly's.. Just remember, they can put them through every year of failing, but the real world waits, your boss will not give a damn about your soppy story, these kids must catch a wake up, and so the EFF.

  • Gary Bloom - 2015-01-06 13:02

    encourage them to demand this, encourage them to demand about actually encouraging them to use their vote wisely?

      Lebeko Merafe - 2015-01-06 13:46

      Demanding the return of stolen land is voting wisely in my books.

      Revelgen - 2015-01-06 14:29

      True, Lebeko. The ANC, which owns over 50% of the land in SA needs to give it all back to the KhoiSan, who were here before Black tribes migrated southwards.

      Lebeko Merafe - 2015-01-06 15:43

      Dawid, you seem to forget that aparteit was legislated. Or is selected amnesia?

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2015-01-06 13:15


      Gary Bloom - 2015-01-06 13:31


  • Carol Steffers Muller - 2015-01-06 13:15

    Everybody always ponders about the drop in matriculants. I have the perfect solution for the government. Make education totally free. Schools should not be charging the fees that they do. Educations should be a service to the community, not a money making scheme. With the high unemployment rate and low income jobs, parents simply cannot afford their kids to be in school.

      Stephen Paine - 2015-01-06 15:23

      Make schools free.. Lol..

  • Leon van Rensburg - 2015-01-06 13:26

    Shame, coming from oxygen thieves..........

  • Scott Hunter - 2015-01-06 13:29

    Why? more supporters for you idiots

  • George Slade - 2015-01-06 13:30

    Under the EFF it would be illegal to fail a Learner . You get a red Berret and a spade after school and are sent off to repossess whatever you never had --useless Thugs !

  • Trudi Roos Potter - 2015-01-06 13:32

    The EFF can be blamed for being rolemodels without discipline. We as teachers could see the change over the last year in our youngsters. So dont you complain.

      Happyboy Tika - 2015-01-07 09:33

      Trudi,the EFF is the political party,and use its strategy to score political points,u can't blame EFF for the failer of the students.

  • Fezile Jeffrey Charlie - 2015-01-06 13:40

    Idiots, by encouraging them you mean they have to protest? Yes our education system just like all other departments in government are in shambles, thanks to you all parliamentary illitrates coz you politicise everything even a small thing such as a fart. Stop politicising and start working together in matters that will benefit the communities. Stop pointing at wrongs and start advising on solutions. As for the entire EFF I would reccomend a great deal of introspection. You may say that and that about this incompetent ANC ( which I do agree it is) but you not bringing any viable solution. DA stop shooting from the hip too. At the end of the day you all political parties trying to lure the public trust. Please try to be a shade in honesty. The more u go on like this the more you dividing this xountry

      Lebeko Merafe - 2015-01-06 13:50

      Is this really what you lot learn in school, to call anyone who disagrees with you idiot, scum, moron, filth, etc. I'd rather be uneducated if this is what education is all about.

      Yin Yang - 2015-01-06 14:48 are right about you choosing to be uneducated...the proof is in the pudding...schools and text books get's easier to fall pregnant and get social grants and still live like a rat! It's better to steal or even murder someone else for their belongings than to work for your own and appreciate it! Your excuses are more important than your dreams...well done, great example for your kids...

      Lebeko Merafe - 2015-01-06 15:49

      Yin, black people were disenfranchised. Land taken by force, bantu education meant they could only choose selected careers like being a priest, remember section 10?

  • Tarquin Biscuitbarrel - 2015-01-06 13:52

    And what would you do, EFF? I assume your education policies would include educating students about the evil of the white race, the evil of the Jewish race, the evil of the homosexuals, the evils of everything that doesn;t happen to have black skin.

  • Antinati Staat - 2015-01-06 14:07

    HWAHAHAHAAHA! WTF? Now the illiterate want to give a mouthful of words they do not even know how to spell!! Wake up jokers, get an education and lead, don't pretend, we all know you are a bunch of geniuses!

  • jaco.venter.589 - 2015-01-06 14:25

    I dont think much of the EFF has more than grade 8 anyway

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