The Economic Freedom Fighters in the Western Cape notes the recent release of matric results and congratulates all pupils who have managed to reach the finish line of basic education.
It has been a long 12 years for many, but the persistence to succeed and passion for education shown by a relatively successful class of 2018 is a sign of a young nation that appreciates the importance of education.
As the EFF it is no secret how much we value education, with some of our top officials pursuing education, including our CIC, Deputy President and Secretary General who have post graduate qualifications. Our National Spokesperson, Comsr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has recently acquired his PhD. This is the kind of human capital our children must look up to.
The EFF appreciates the value of education and welcomes the drive of students to empower themselves, even in the most terrible circumstances.
This is a class, like others populated of matriculants who attended mud schools with pit toilets, studied under trees, shared textbooks, and in the fortunate case where there were classrooms, were taught in overcrowded classrooms.
It is a battle against the odds that not all undertake successfully, nor survive, and we must appreciate those who come out triumphantly at the end of this difficult journey.
We want to urge the Provincial and National Education departments to earnestly look at the reasons why so many learners fall through the cracks, en route to Matric exams, the unnecessary closure of established schools, apparently for economical reasons, the safety of our learners and teachers in areas ravaged by gang violence, improvement in the school feeding scheme and to align school subjects to the economical needs globally, and of the Country.
The focus must be to bring previously disadvantaged schools on the same level as former Model C schools. It cannot be that the DA and ANC allow billions to be squandered by unscrupulous individuals within State Departments and then hide behind a shortage of funds for being unable to produce acceptable results and an education system that South Africans can be proud of.
It is imperative for the DA and ANC governments to prioritize the establishment of Early Childhood Development Centre’s in every IEC ward in South Africa and make Maths, Accountancy and Science compulsory subjects from a very early age.
Our history is skewed and written from a Western perspective, which needs to be corrected as soon as possible. The 4th industrial revolution is on us and we will be doing our children a disservice if urgent attention is not given to this. The EFF regard the intellectual development of the Youth as the cornerstone to ensure Economic Freedom for All and will implement policies, regulations and strategies in conjunction with business and the South African and Western Cape communities in particular to ensure a learned and capable workforce.
Furthermore, for the interim the EFF Western Cape will ensure measures and policies are put in place to eradicate the hurdles faced by the matric class of 2018 which are mostly as a result of a racist and capitalist society.
In light of this, all matriculants who qualify to attend tertiary institutions of higher learning are encouraged by the EFF in the Western Cape to heed the call of #SizofundaNgenkani and continue the battle to better themselves and their communities.
At every institution in the country you will find a table with fighters ready to assist you with any queries or problems you may have in order for you to study further, be it with registration or accommodation.
We wish you the best in your journey, and assure you that your courage has not been in vain. The EFF is here for you.
Forward with Free Quality We’ll-Resourced Education Forward! #VoteEFF2019
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS WESTERN CAPE
Cmsr Melikhaya Xego (Provincial Chairperson) : 081 711 3938
Ftr Phiwaba Madokwe (Provincial Media and Communications Liaison): 065 990 7211
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter : @EFF_WC