25 February 2015
Western Cape members of the
provincial legislature threw blows at each other while debating the State of
the Province Address on Tuesday.
Major topics which were
debated including schools, land reform, racism and employment.
The opposition parties
criticised the Democratic Alliance of not finding placement for learners who
registered late for school and did not have place.
MEC of Education Debbie
Schafer said the Matric results we all know,number one we can look at
If you want us to become
number one by culling all our learners like they do in the North West and the
Free State Gauteng then that’s fine we’ll do that if you want but what about
those poor learners who don’t have an education.
With regards to the
allegations of learners not being in classrooms from 500 to a 1000 we don’t know
as we have asked Vanessa Le Roux to come and tell us who they are she still hasn’t
given us the list despite us meeting with her.
When you have 23 000 extra
people coming into the province at the beginning of the year you cannot simply
plan for every individual to be in school at the beginning of the term.
Meanwhile African National
Congress’s Marius Fransman said the dropout rate in the province is poor and
the province is doing little to solve this.
Fransman said a 100 learners
in the Mitchells Plain is struggling to get access to schools.
Fransman said The Dropout rate
in the Cape Flats is high then they decided to close the schools apparently they
have tried again with a particular process.
“Don’t play party political
interests when it comes to the lives of poor people” Fransman added.
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