UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

EDUCATING THE EDUCATOR

STATEMENT ISSUED BY T.P. MAHLANGU
GENERAL SECRETARY, UNITED DEMOCRATIC STUDENTS' MOVEMENT

The United Democratic Students' Movement (UDESMO) strongly believes that a strong and economically developing nation is an educated nation.

UDESMO therefore finds it a great shame and embarrassment that our country at this day in age still has an education system that fails to address the plight of learners as well as schools that do not have an adequate supply of text-books, schools that discriminate along social and racial lines and a government that turns a blind eye on corrupt and irresponsible departments of education.

UDESMO strongly condemns in the strongest possible terms, irresponsible actions of Gauteng's Department of Education that saw matriculants write a paper which had been infested by mistakes. If this is the type of transformation we talk about in our education, then we might as well declare our nation a lost nation.

The United Democratic Students' Movement urges the National Minister of Education, Prof. Kader Asmal, to take strong action against those who undermine the future and thus the development of our great nation.

Enquiries:
Mr T.P. Mahlangu
General Secretary
072 158 1351

Pretoria
27 September 2001