Publishing ID Numbers of Matriculants Will Put Them At Risk
26 November 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal believes that by
publishing ID numbers of matriculants in the newspapers will put
them at risk as fraud and corruption is rife in this country.
"In these days with the high rate of crime,
displaying anyone's ID number is done at a huge risk to the person
who it actually belongs to. We are aware of how ID numbers are used
to open fraudulent accounts and even used in illegal marriages. I
most certainly will not consent to having my child's ID number
displayed for all and sundry to have access to. The Department must
rather publish the schools and the student's Exam Number," said IFP
Spokesperson on Education, Mrs Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL.
"Not publishing names will do nothing to improve
results. The Department should rather spend time and energy on
finding ways of improving the results and the competency levels of
the teachers. We want to see more improvement in training of maths
teachers, better sanitation in schools and in eradicating mud
schools not something which is not important," continued Mrs
"The IFP calls on the National Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga and her task team to tell the public what measures are in place to protect the ID numbers of the students," concluded Mrs Madlopha-Mthethwa.
IFP Spokesperson on Education,
Mrs Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL, 071 884 3844 or 079 114 3015
For Media Enquiries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Officer, 073 024 5675