20 March 2014.
On Tuesday 25 March 2014, the IFP leadership
will launch its second of 7 weekly press briefings on the themes
of the IFP's manifesto and our promises to the electorate ahead
of the all-important May 7 elections. Our second briefing will
focus on the state of education in South Africa.
Sadly, our education system is broken. Many of
our children have no desks or books or toilets, and their
education is held to ransom by unions who seem to be accountable
to no one but themselves. It is no surprise that the economy is
underperforming because it lacks the required numbers of skilled
The education system prioritises quantity over
quality. It is unacceptable that any child should leave school
without being able to read, write and understand basic
We believe an IFP-led government would spend
the Department of Educationís budget honestly and effectively so
that each school has textbooks, water, toilets, electricity, a
library and a laboratory.
Although the current government persists in
saying it has ďa good story to tellĒ. That story falls apart
when we look at their record on jobs and education, the two most
important building blocks of a developing country.
Our education system needs to be overhauled to
meet world standards and to create a skilled workforce. The IFP
will outline its plans on how to fix our broken education
Details are as follows:
Venue: Ngonweni Primary School
Umzinyathi Area, Emaqadini,
In the Ethekwini Municipal Area just outside
ALL MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
Mr MB Khawula MPL on 078 303 4542
Mr Albert Mncwango MP, on
083 448 4896.
Media enquiries: Mr Phendulani Biyase on
073 024 5675.