Govt behind on delivery of pupils' papers

2012-09-18 09:37

Johannesburg - Schools across the country were supposed to receive, count and check the government's national assessment tests by Monday, but most schools in rural areas had still not received the necessary papers, Beeld reported.

"As far as we know, most of the rural schools are still waiting for delivery of the tests," said SA Teachers' Union (Satu) president Chris Klopper.

Satu hoped that all schools would receive the tests on Tuesday, he said.

The annual national assessment tests for pupils in Grades 1 to 6 were supposed to be delivered to schools on Friday.

The tests, which assess literacy and numeracy, are compiled nationally, but are printed and distributed provincially.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's spokesperson Hope Mokgatle told Beeld all tests would be delivered to schools by 09:00 on Tuesday.

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-18 09:44

    I'd like to say I'm shocked...but...

      bongile.langa - 2012-09-18 10:01

      its becoming a UNACCEPTABLE NORM MINISTER!

      sean.carbutt - 2012-09-18 10:08

      @bongile, spot on sir. This is unacceptable and a complete disgrace. The dept of education needs a complete revamp. We were in the top 10 worldwide for education, we are now 132, shocking. How dare you keep the children of SA ignorant by deliberately not educating them. You should all be fired, there are no excuses.

      nads.delange - 2012-09-18 10:12

      These poor children are robbed of a future because the government has: 1. Stollen all the money needed to improve the schools. 2. Purposefully kept their people uneducated so that they won't vote for someone else. 3. Placed incompetent fools in the education minister positions - I wonder if these ministers even have Grade 10. To the ANC governing this country has nothing to do with looking after the people (all the people) of SA, or improving people's lives, or any of the things a government should care about. It is all a game of "how long can we stay on the gravy train and how much can we steal from the taxpayers". Sickening!!

      ianon.ym - 2012-09-18 10:22

      You forgot an 'n' in that headline - it should read "Government behind NON delivery of pupils' papers"

      dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-09-18 10:23

      Kinda bored now !! More stupid people are becoming "refugees" in Cape Town !!

  • mihaip007 - 2012-09-18 09:45

    WOW - what a SURPRISE!!!! Angie must be in a different time zone! anc time zone. I think she is trying to prove the theory of relativity by Einstein - When you travel at the speed of anc, everything moves slow in relation to the entire world!

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-09-18 10:13

      awesome interpretation!

  • jason.children - 2012-09-18 09:45

    This is no longer news, its become the norm. Keep the masses ignorant and they will continue to vote for us. Blade!! We do not complain the ANC is not doing a good job on social media to discredit them..........we claim that they dont do a good job, because THEY DONT DO A GOOD JOB!

  • godesha - 2012-09-18 09:49

    I am not surprised, it was to be expected.

      godesha - 2012-09-18 09:51

      This government is failing our youth terribly and to think our future leaders have to come from this generation.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-09-18 10:12

      WELL,this is south africa we r talking of....POTHOLES RULE.......

  • Blackpoison - 2012-09-18 09:54

    Gov is f&*%-up in every dept where delivery is to be made. Only dept that functions is SARS, and that is only because they collect our taxes.

      clive.kihn - 2012-09-18 10:12

      You are so right, Blackpoison, but unfortunately a lot of the money collected is then either wasted, stolen or disappears into the bottomless pit of corruption and mismanagement.

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-09-18 10:14

      problem is lots of big payers r of RETIREMENT AGE

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-18 10:18

      You mean steal our taxes

      Tony - 2012-09-18 10:35

      SARS only functions if you don't have a business and don't claim medical expenses. I have been fighting 2 issues since last year and you can't speak to anyone intelligent at their call centre.

  • john.turner.58760608 - 2012-09-18 09:57

    How can you get tests for literacy and numeracy delivered considering the ANC appointed heads of education would fail said tests.

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-09-18 09:58

    The time now is 10:00 am, I just wonder whether the test has arrived in KZN, Limpopo, Eastern Cape etc and so forth.

  • JuliusYouPrick - 2012-09-18 09:59

    This is the normality so it shouldn't even be news.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-18 10:08

      I just liked your comment solely on your name lol!

  • bongile.langa - 2012-09-18 10:00

    Why is it ALWAYS the rural schools that ALWAYS get service delivery at last? Basic minister are these poor kids even your priority or they just part of the list? Every year, i mean EVERY YEAR these schools struggle to get what is rightfully theirs-results LOW PASS RATE, even next will be the same old story....i don't care who is in charge in this education disgrace department, JUST DO THE RIGHT THING FOR ONCE!!!

      nads.delange - 2012-09-18 10:07

      Nope, they are not their priority. This is how education works in the minds of the ANC: "Hey, look, those educated people are questioning us, they are blaming us for poor service delivery and being a poor government, hey wait, they didn't vote for us this year. No no no, we can't have that, people not voting for us. We need to make sure they stay uneducated so that we can keep them as our puppets forever." True story. And to top it off, they're useless as well.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-09-18 11:09

      bongile, we need to get these morons voted OUT in the next elections, they have consistently proved they are totally inept at trying to govern a country, they are like kids set free in a sweet shop, they are just filling their own pockets and don't give a damn about anyone else.

  • nads.delange - 2012-09-18 10:01

    Surprised? No, not so much, I would be surprised if they could actually get it right.

  • clive.kihn - 2012-09-18 10:09

    Disgraceful, but once again no heads will roll. Least of all the minister's, as Zuma needs her support at Mangaung. The country plays second - make that third - fiddle to Zuma's ambitions and the ANC's internal politicking.

  • denis.dendrinos - 2012-09-18 10:12

    How?!!! HOW?!!!!! Surely you knew when the schools must get it? And surely, as the name suggests, rural is far away, so the delivery for these schools should start earlier. Is it THAT hard to think of something so simple?

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-18 10:18

    You get what you vote for .........

      siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-18 12:14


      mbali.cele.7 - 2012-09-18 13:22

      People should think very hard before casting their vote..our country is doomed!!

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-09-18 10:22

    These anc clowns are too busy shopping for new cloths, cars and arranging cadre caterers for their "December party"..they have never and will never care about the very poor education system.

  • Bfoq.Za - 2012-09-18 10:32

    The shinin example we set for the world! The only country that can make OBE work. (Where others acknowlege defeat) The competence that took our once proud education and turned it into a joke! Such competence...

  • blackops64 - 2012-09-18 10:35

    well of course not, need those votes to snort up the gravy

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-09-18 10:46

    Fire the whole flucken lot.....and I suppose it is the whites fault AGAIN..............God Help Me........

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-18 12:44

      @shanna since 1994 they are not fired, they are redeployed to a more lucrative position.

  • siyanda.yeni.5 - 2012-09-18 10:57

    Why isn't this a shock to me? Books dumped in Zimpopo and now this! This government simply doesn't care,and it's a shame!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-18 12:41

      @siyanda.yeni.5 in 1986 it was liberation first, education later and it created the so-called 'lost generation'. At least it had a name, I wonder what this is called?

  • Ralekiti Makgopela - 2012-09-18 11:00

    whats satu??? has it changed it from sadtu already ay news24 what happened to reliability i think ill find a better news site

  • jessica.main.501 - 2012-09-18 12:24

    is that a joke ?

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-18 12:36

      @jessica.main, it is not a joke it is government service delivery at it's best as we know it. Poor kids who are robbed of education and a shot at a bright future.

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-18 12:50

      @siphom.mnguni yeah and in 12 years time these kids will blame whites because they cant read or write , Just saying you know

  • mbali.cele.7 - 2012-09-18 13:08

    These ministers should account for their damn incompetence..keep voting for them this will be a norm...oops too late!!

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