Friday, January 16, 2009

Frustrated matriculants and parents to visit Minister’s office

By Mandisi Tyulu
16 January 2009

Today the AfriForum Youth will accompany a group of parents and matriculants of various schools, who have not received their matric results yet, to the office of the Minister of Education.

Ernst Roets, National Chairperson of AfriForum Youth, says the matriculants will demand that the matric results to be announced and that action be taken against the people responsible for the maladministration that caused this disaster.

“The matriculants are extremely concerned about their future, as universities have in many cases already started with their programmes for first year students, while these learners still have no idea whether they have admission to courses, or not, say Roets.

‘Several matriculants have also already lost their bursaries as a result of the unavailability of their results and some have been informed by universities that their applications to study at these institutions will be rejected unless they can provide their results before the end of the weekend.”

“The maladministration and delays have now reached the point where the rights of the matriculants are being violated,” Roets stated. “They are being impaired unfairly because the Department did not do its work, he added.

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