DA MARCHES IN SUPPORT OF CASE FOR TEACHER POSTS TO BE FILLED

Members of the DA marches to the Grahamstown High Court in support of learners and teachers in the Eastern Cape. Leading the group are Edmund van Vuuren (MPL), DA Shadow MEC for Education, and Annette Lovemore (MP), DA Shadow Minister for Basic Education.

The DA is marching toward the Grahamstown High court today to support the application by Eastern Cape schools and their representatives. We support the call for all outstanding teacher posts to be filled and 2013 post allocations to be finalized.

This case is about more than these 35 schools. This is about over 5000 schools that rely on government to fulfil its obligations toward schoolchildren.

We are marching in solidarity with all schoolchildren in the Eastern Cape who do not have access to enough teaching time.

Learning cannot take place when there is an absence of teachers in our classrooms.

The right to education means that children need teachers to teach them.

Both the Education Department and SADTU in the Eastern Cape must take note of this case.

Filling teaching posts is meant to guarantee an acceptable amount of teaching time for children to receive an education.

The same principle applies when teachers are employed but are unreasonably absent from the classroom.

Our message today is clear: quality education for all begins with a teacher in the classroom.

 

 

One comment on “DA MARCHES IN SUPPORT OF CASE FOR TEACHER POSTS TO BE FILLED
  1. Margrit Burgdorf says:

    This really is long overdue! I am a teacher myself in a disadvantanged Eastern Cape school on an SGB post as the department won’t fill the departmental posts! I can barely survive from what I’m paid after all my student loan repayments and living expenses…the fact that some of the classes in our school have 48 kids in one class! That is not fair on the children as they are not getting quality teaching time!

    Something must be done! It breaks my heart that the children are not getting what they deserve and I try my best but I am one voice amongst a group of disheartened professionals….I fear when we give up…there is no hope left.