PRESS STATEMENT BY
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP TO KZN PUPILS: 'WELCOME' AND 'WELCOME BACK'

Durban: January 19, 2005

The IFP extends its warmest welcome to all first-year pupils as well as all returning students as school gates open anew across KwaZulu-Natal.

"We say 'welcome' to all first years and 'welcome back' to all returning pupils," said IFP spokesperson and former KZN MEC for Education, Mrs Faith Gasa, MPP. "The IFP wishes you all the best in the school year 2005."

Mrs Gasa also said:

"The start of every school year is like the start of a new farming season. It is crucial for the work to start early and in earnest."

"We urge all pupils and particularly this year's matrics to plan their school year carefully and begin their studies right now."

"The IFP also appeals to teachers and parents to provide the children with maximum support and care. Remember that the children depend on you now as much as the future of this country will one day depend on them."

Contact:
Faith Gasa, 083 671 7426