KZN may have as many as 200 000 ghost learners

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Francois Rodgers, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Finance AN investigation instigated by KZN’s Finance Portfolio committee in July last year into actual learner numbers has revealed that there may be as many as 200 000 ghost pupils in the province. Today, during a Finance Committee briefing, KZN Education MEC Peggy […]

KZN schools not ready for 2015

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education DESPITE repeated assurances by Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, that all KZN schools will be ready for the 2015 academic year, oversight functionality visits by DA MPL’s have revealed that this is sadly not the case. The visits which were conducted across the […]

DA to submit damning KwaNyuswa education claims to Public Protector

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson Education THE DA will submit damning claims of wide-scale corruption, nepotism, financial mismanagement and other serious malpractice– including the sale of matric certificates – at some 20 schools in the KwaNyuswa area to the Public Protector for investigation. This past weekend, the DA was […]

KZN matric scandal: “Cheating” officials are the real failure

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education KZN Education Department officials and teachers, implicated in alleged wide-scale cheating during KZN’s 2014 matric examinations, are the real failures. Not only have they committed a criminal act, they have allowed such activities to take place on their watch. While it is […]

DA welcomes KZN matric cheating probe

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE Democratic Alliance welcomes the start of an official probe into claims of cheating during Grade 12 final exams at several KZN schools – a scandal that has threatened to further damage the credibility of our province’s Matric results. This is not […]

ANC fails KZN 2014 matric learners

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education THE recently announced KwaZulu-Natal 2014 matric results – which record a substantial drop of 7.7% from 77.4% in 2013 to 69.7% in 2014 – show that the province’s ANC-led Education department is failing our learners. According to early reports, KZN’s Ilembe and […]

Committee of Enquiry is crunch time for Education MEC

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Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education   The DA welcomes the announcement by KZN Education MEC, Peggy Nkonyeni, of a Committee of Enquiry into irregular expenditure within the department. The enquiry comes after it was revealed that the department will over spend on its budget by an estimated R700million […]

DA wishes KZN matrics best of luck for exams

Democratic Alliance media statement by Mbali Ntuli, MPL DA KZN Spokesperson on Education The Democratic Alliance in KZN wishes the 2014 Matric class the very best of luck as they head towards their final school examinations. We sincerely hope that all students will take these exams seriously and that they will prepare adequately to ensure […]

Who is teaching our children? DA KZN call urgent meeting with SADTU

The Democratic Alliance in KZN will call for an urgent meeting with SADTU officials after a party oversight visit conducted yesterday by Councillor Riona Gokool and I to Duffs Road Primary school in KwaMashu revealed that more than half the teachers had been called away to a teacher union meeting during school hours. Time and […]

Schools should encourage diversity

With a new year soon upon us, many parents have applied to schools of their choice in the hope of educating their children to secure their futures. Yet every year there are those who are faced with a letter of rejection.The autonomy of our schools is crucial.  It is a large factor in the success […]