UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
SA'S EDUCATION IN DIRE NEED OF MANAGEMENT CAPACITY
STATEMENT ISSUED BY PROF MTUTUZELI MBADI
United Democratic Movement is extremely concerned about the state of affairs of
the Department of Education.
action of the Minister of Education seems to be a confirmation that South
Africa's education system is in a state of total disarray. There exists a
vast gap in the management skills on the provincial- and local levels of the
Education Department. To compound matters, this severe inadequacy extends to the
management of our schools.
Obviously there exists an urgent and vital need for capacity development in the Department of Education. The UDM urges the Minister of Public Service and Administration to consider giving urgent attention to the development of management skills within the Department of Education.
The UDM would like to remind Government that education is a right that every South African citizen is guaranteed. It is the UDM's belief that all role-players i.e. education authorities, educators, learners, parents, entrepreneurs and unions should take up this challenge facing the education sector, bearing in mind that our children are the future of our nation.