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Teacher ruling necessary

September 20th, 2016

THE article “Court grants Bhisho’s wishes” (Daily Dispatch, September 13) refers. The findings by the Grahamstown High Court for an urgent hearing regarding the redeployment of 4 200 excess teachers in the province is to be welcomed. The pathway to real freedom is having access to decent education. It is only fair that our schools should be allocated enough teachers so there is a teacher in each and every available …

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Gewelddadige optrede nie die oplossing: Die Burger

July 29th, 2015

Toestande in skole in die Baai se noordelike gebiede is al baie jare ’n bekommernis vir ons almal. Maar vandalisme, vernietiging van eiendom, plundery en om motors met klippe te gooi, is nie die regte aksies om die onderwyser-tekorte op te los nie. Ek woon self hier, maar gewelddadige optrede kan nie gesteun word nie, veral nie in ’n gemeenskap waar die veiligheid in skole teen bendes en misdadigers ’n …

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Transferring failing pupils prepares them for a life of mediocrity

March 27th, 2015

The article “MEC:  Don’t pass kids who fail” (Daily Dispatch, March 19) refers.  The Department of Education indicated that 10 districts in the province took a knock in their Grade 12 results due to the transfer in 2014 of Grade 11 pupils who had been in that grade for more than two years. It is a fact that progression of learners was in the past applied in the General Education …

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Were Grade 11 pupils kept back?

January 26th, 2015

MANY questions about the transfer of pupils from Grade 11 to Grade 12 last year need to be answered. Is it policy or was it a once-off directive to schools to transfer pupils who had not passed Grade 11 in 2013 and who had been in Grade 11 for two years or longer, to Grade 12? If it is policy, why were the schools not informed and if it was …

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Viva dedicated teachers: The Herald

January 14th, 2015

In the last four years our results have increased by 13.3%. It is clear that our teachers are not adverse to hard work THE 16 schools in the northern neighbourhoods of Port Elizabeth have achieved an exceptionally good average matric pass rate of 81.6%. This was obtained despite the illegal closures of the majority of these secondary schools as a result of dissatisfaction displayed by parents, because of the non-filling …

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Red flag up over new legislature catering contractor

October 13th, 2014

THE article “Fraud accused wins tender” (Daily Dispatch, October 7) refers. A red flag must be raised over the Bhisho legislature’s new catering contract with Viwe Vazi’s company, Above and Beyond. Vazi is among the accused who are alleged to have benefited from funds paid by Buffalo City Metro in the Mandela memorial service scandal. It is astonishing that a service provider continues to be appointed despite facing charges of …

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August 28th, 2013

SOUTH Africa’s education system needs as much aid and assistance as possible to get it to the level of success it is capable of attaining. Early childhood education needs just as much attention as any other level of education, if not even more. It is at this stage where children develop all the skills they will need further on in their education. To ensure the growth and stimulation of children …

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March 5th, 2013

I feel compelled to write to you, Madam Premier, because it has become very clear that the closure of schools by parents due to teacher shortages is a trend that is spreading throughout the province like wildfire. The situation is clearly beyond the control of the Eastern Cape Department of Education, which has so far done little to address the issue of excess teachers who refuse to move to schools …

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January 30th, 2012

It comes as no surprise why parents in the Eastern Cape are choosing to move their children, albeit at great costs and financial sacrifices, to the Western Cape to complete their education. The Eastern Cape education is on the verge of total collapse with the post provisioning of 2012 not fully implemented and educators on a go slow, resulting in a multitude of schools without their full complement of teachers.


April 30th, 2010

Ek wil graag die rekond regstel in verband met ‘n sms deur “Trevor” in Die Burger en deur “Nico” in The Herald. Persoonlik wil ek nie betrokke raak in ‘n openbare onderonsie met gesiglose lafaards wat nie die moed van hul eie oortuiging het nie.

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