South Africa: Education not essential – Naptosa

source: News24
2010-02-17 07:35

Pretoria – Declaring education an essential service will not improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools, the National Professional Teacher’s Organisation of SA (Naptosa) said on Tuesday.

“There is a crisis in education, but it is the root problems that need to be corrected and solved,” Naptosa’s president Esrah Ramashela said in a statement.

“Declaring teaching an essential service is not going to make dysfunctional schools and incompetent teachers any more functional or competent.”

He was reacting to the Democratic Alliance’s call for [continue reading]

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