Member's Statement On Report On School Visits
Hon N Singh


National Assembly: Tuesday, 16 November 2010 


Honourable Speaker:

At the end of 2009 correspondence was sent to all members of Parliament from the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP urging members to visit schools at the beginning of the 2010 academic year . I duly visited 10 schools over a 3 day period and submitted a comprehensive report of my findings to the Ministry on the 14th April 2010.

This report advised the ministry of issues that required urgent attention at these schools. I further requested in my correspondence feedback from the Ministry on issues that I had raised on steps to be taken so that I could conduct follow-up visits towards the end of 2010. To date and despite numerous requests by my office, the Ministry of Education has not even responded to my April correspondence, let alone effected any changes to the above-mentioned schools as per my request.

I submit that this Mr Speaker is administrative negligence of the worst kind and I therefore urge the Ministry of education to take immediate disciplinary and corrective action to ensure that instances of negligence such as this do not occur again.

I thank you

 Hon  N Singh