The SA Democratic Teachers Union Sadtu has been blocking annual assessments for

The sa democratic teachers union sadtu has been

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The SA Democratic Teacher’s Union, Sadtu, has been blocking annual assessments for years and this is a policy impediment. Unless you act, you threaten the future of the generation to come. A DA government will prioritise the future of learners over ambitions of union members.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 319 In the Western Cape we have prioritised basic reading and numeracy skills, and we are seeing results. We are the only province to achieve more than 600 points for reading and Mathematics. That is according to the Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality, Sacmeq. This is significantly higher than the national average of 522 points. You see, Mr President, in the Western Cape 45% of learners in Grade 4 – whilst you are still coming up with your programme, we in the Western Cape are already doing it – can read for meaning in their home language, compared to 9,2% in Limpopo and 22,1% nationally. However, I would like to applaud your action to move co- ordination of disability initiatives to the Presidency. I hope that in its mandate the needs of the disabled in basic education will be a priority. [Applause.] You also talked about coding. A fantastic idea. However, you know what? You need to read to be able to do coding. When I
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 320 listened to your speech, I hoped that you would give us an update on school infrastructure and how you are progressing with the tablet distribution programme. Or has this one also been abandoned? Mr President, the lack of consistency concerns us all. IsiXhosa: Ngoko ndiyakucela Mongameli, yeka ukuphupha, vuka. Yeka ukubamba apha uyeke, ubambe phaya uyeke. Mr Z M D MANDELA: Jonga ngapha Marchesi. Ms N I TARABELLA-MARCHESI: Ewe ayeke ukubamba phaa ayeke. English: The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, hon Mandela. IsiXhosa: Ms N I TARABELLA-MARCHESI: Yeka ukuba mombono nje kuphela, yiba ne...
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 321 English: ... vision, fund them and execute them. It can either be an improvement in the quality of education, infrastructure at schools ... Forget about the iPads ... IsiXhosa: ... okwangoku, kuba ezinye izikolo azinambane. English: Some schools don’t have electricity. Focus on one thing in the next five years before your boss Ace Magashule pulls the plug ... IsiXhosa: ... ekugxotha [Kwaqhwatywa] The PREMIER OF MPUMALANGA PROVINCE: Hon Deputy Speaker, His fellow South Africans . Excellency, the President of the Republic of South Africa; the Deputy President; Ministers and Deputy Ministers; hon Members;
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 322 Let me take this opportunity to join this august House, and the people of South Africa and congratulate his Excellency the President of the Republic of South Africa on what was a well delivered comprehensive and balanced State of the Nation Address. As the province of the rising sun , we welcome the President’s address as umhlahlandlela , which gives us the vision, hope, renewal and indeed a new dawn for our nation.
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