09 April 2014.
The IFP has learned that the arrival of
President Jacob Zuma in Hammarsdale, Durban, has led to an
unfortunate closure of schools in the area.
“President Zuma is due to address an ANC rally
in Mpumalanga stadium today.
Eighty percent of the surrounding schools are
closed, teachers are wearing ANC T-shirts, and learners are
outside class and walking around in the streets. This is how the
ANC campaigns," said IFP spokesperson on Education, Mr Mntomuhle
“Two years ago, President Zuma told a meeting
of educators that teachers and learners must be in class at all
times, yet now he is the one who is disrupting the learning
process. It is clear that the ANC has no interest in the
education of our children or in their futures. It’s high time
that people change the way they vote, by voting out the ANC and
letting the IFP govern,” said Khawula.
“The IFP has always prioritised education and
has never supported the lowering of the pass rate to 30% at
matric level. Under the IFP government, the highest standards
were upheld, teachers were trained, schools were supplied with
resources, and learners were in always in class receiving
Mr Mntomuhle Khawula, MPL, IFP
Spokesperson on Education, 078 303