06 November 2013
Mkhuleko Hlengwa, IFP Youth Brigade National
Chairperson, has expressed worry about a report which came out
today, stating that unqualified and wrongly appointed teachers
were to mark the 2013 matric papers.
"A thorough investigation should be made by
the Department of Education regarding this matter and everything
must be done to redress the situation urgently," demanded
"It is extremely worrying that such a thing
can take place at all because marking matric papers is a very
important step in a learner's future. If true, it is a very
serious indictment on the department of Education in KZN and
there must be consequences for those who committed this error,"
"This allegation can also have a very serious
impact on the mind frame of learners - if they lose confidence in
the education system because they are not confident of the quality
of the markers to seriously evaluate their work.
And it also begs the question of whether this is
the status quo. This is the big problem," Hlengwa said.
"We are waiting for the Department of
Education to enlighten us URGENTLY and we call for an urgent
investigation to set the minds of the learners and public at
rest," he concluded.
Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP
IFP Youth Brigade Chairperson
083 871 2711