23 July 2014.
The IFP in the KwaZulu Natal Legislature calls
for urgent improvement of mathematics teaching.
"A report that matric mathematics teachers
performed dismally in their subject calls for urgent intervention
in order to stop the cycle of ‘poor teacher- poor learner’ syndrome in
mathematics. Quality teaching leads to quality education and
this must become the norm in all schools in KwaZulu-Natal,"
said Mrs Thembi KaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL, IFP KZN Education
"If we want to improve student learning, we
must find a way to improve teaching. Secondly, we need to determine how our policy
initiatives have influenced classroom practice. Education must
become the top priority for KZN as it is the only worthy path to
true liberation,” she continued.
“We also call on for fast tracking of the
re-opening of teacher training colleges that were shut down by
the ANC-led government as this will go a long way towards
producing well-trained and better qualified educators," Mrs kaMadlopha-Mthethwa added.
“The IFP will write to the Basic Education
Portfolio Committee Chairperson to consider the importance of
finding better ways of teaching maths,” she concluded.
IFP KZN Spokesperson on
MPL Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa, 071 884 3844, 079
For media enquiries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature
Media Officer, 073 024 5675