MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Press Briefing - Education Crisis on IFP Agenda Tomorrow

24 March 2014.

  

The IFP leadership will tomorrow 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 people.

 

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 arithmetic.

 

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 system.

 

Details are as follows:

 

Date: 25/03/2014

 

Time: 10:30

 

Venue: Ngonweni Primary School

 

Umzinyathi Area, Emaqadini, In the Ethekwini Municipal Area just outside Inanda

 

ALL MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

 

Contact:

Mr MB Khawula MPL on 078 303 4542

or

Mr Albert Mncwango MP, on 083 448 4896.

 

Media enquiries:

Mr Phendulani Biyase on 073 024 5675.