Matrics without teachers

According to Dr Imram Keeka, spokesperson for education for the the Democratic Alliance, 22 teachers left their grade 12 students in a lurch because the new deputy principal was not their choice.

The matrics of Kwadinabakubo High School, West of Durban are now facing the very important September trial exams without teachers. The teachers apparently left in April already.

The DA is extremely concerned by recent events at Kwadinabakubo High School. It is clear that learners have become caught in the middle of school politics. This must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. With less than six weeks to go until the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations, time is of the essence for these young people. To make matters worse we are also advised that learners from Grade 8 to 11 have also not written any third term exams.

While the DA is aware that a joint meeting took place on 3 September between educators, the Department of Education, the School Governing Body and parents we are also advised that an altercation broke out between educators and parents.  Despite this untenable situation the province’s Education Department does not appear to have made any positive interventions to date.