By Khume Ramulifho MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC of Education:
The DA in Gauteng wishes all the learners best of luck for the 2016 academic year.
Education is key to unlock the talent and potential of many young people in order to lead a good quality life.
The class of 2016 must be prepared to give it their all and excel in academics and extra-curricular activities.
The DA will conduct school visits in the province focusing on school infrastructure, school readiness, text books, school furniture, learner-educator ratio, enrolment backlog and the support from districts.
Gauteng learners should never accept mediocre services like sharing a chair, learning without text books, eating unhealthy food and using unclean and blocked toilets.
The DA’s plan is to ensure that all schools have conducive learning and teaching environments. Both learners and teachers must be committed to excellent performance in all grades.
All issues which have a negative impact on the provision of quality basic education will be referred to the MEC’s attention.
The DA is committed to work with the MEC and department of education to improve quality basic education in the province.
The DA will hold MEC Lesufi accountable in delivering quality education, removing all barriers to access and to redress inequalities in our education system.
We encourage the MEC to implement innovative methods of learning and teaching to achieve the best results.
Gauteng must meet expectations from residents to champion economic growth, job creation and attract more investment to fight poverty and unemployment, through an improved education system in the province.