ISSUED BY PROF MTUTUZELI MBADI, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR EDUCATION
the report by the Human Rights Commission on initiation, the UDM welcomes the
Department of Education's willingness to prepare a regulatory framework which
will be applicable to all schools and tertiary institutions.
These long overdue regulations should however be aimed at corrective measures
and not merely the punishment of authority figures. The UDM calls on all heads
of education centres, both private and public, to develop a culture of openness
and constructive group participation. Therefore we welcome the decision by SA
universities to adopt this report. Such programmes must be fun-filled,
life-skill developing and friendship building sessions, as opposed to fear traps
and even death.
The UDM calls on the Minister of Education to encourage such preventative
measures by putting in place a national plan to cultivate nation building
amongst learners. The UDM also calls on the Minister of Education to prepare a
regulatory framework that will enable students, teachers, lecturers and
principals to constructively engage in nation building.
Prof L. Mtutuzeli Mbadi, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Education
23 October 2001