Mpumalanga MEC slams angry, under-performing principals

2016-04-13 17:00


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Mbombela - Mpumalanga Education MEC Reginah Mhaule has lambasted under-performing school principals who get angry with her when confronted about their failure to improve their results.

Mhaule lashed out at the school heads during a surprise visit to Sakhile Secondary School in Mganduzweni village, outside White River, on Tuesday. The visit was part of a tour of schools that are doing well in Mpumalanga.

"I have told myself that I am visiting those schools that are doing well. I am visiting them because those who are not doing well drain me. I can't even sleep after visiting them," Mhaule said.

"When you arrive, they look angry. When you ask why they are not achieving, they point at each other and blame everyone except themselves. A person who does not achieve blames everyone, but at the end, he or she is the one not achieving," she said.

The MEC said principals who achieved good results took responsibility for their successes.

"I always drive on this road on my way to work. The reason I was not coming to your school is because you are doing well. I have been an MEC since 2009, which means I have not visited in a long time.

"I have spent much time visiting schools that are not performing well. If you don't see me coming to your school it is because you are doing well. However, that disadvantages you."

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