GP SADTU mass action disrupts learning at underperforming schools

By: Khume Ramulifho MPL DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) protest march in Tshwane is disrupting learning in schools across Gauteng, further harming the prospects of a better future for learners at underperforming schools. This morning I visited a number of schools, and found that mostly teachers from underperforming schools did not show up for work today, while at well performing schools, teaching and learning continue uninterrupted. With school registrations for the 2016 academic year opening this week, one can see why parents would rather sit in long queues to register their children at well performing schools, than to put their education at risk. SADTU’s mass action has seen many learners stay at home this morning, causing them to lose yet another day of schooling. Education is essential, and embarking on mass action during school hours and unnecessarily disrupting learning and teaching is unacceptable, causing irreparable harm to the future prospects of our youth. The DA appeals to Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to urgently address SADTU’s concerns and come to some form of agreement, before further mass action disrupt our schools. [END] ##################################################################################### Scanned by MailMarshal – M86 Security’s comprehensive email content security solution. Download a free evaluation of MailMarshal at www.m86security.com #####################################################################################