Free State Sadtu members say they have had enough

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Members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) in the Free State say they have had enough.

Sadtu claims there are many issues crippling progress within the department of education. According to Sadtu’s provincial secretary, Makholoane Moloi, some of the issues are unpaid allocations to schools, although schools are expected to perform optimally.

He further explains that schools obtaining less than an 80% pass rate, are regarded as dysfunctional, which demotivates teachers. A series of issues will be underlined in the memorandum that will be delivered to Premier Ace Magashule next week.

“We have serious issues with the MEC of Education and we believe the best person who will be able to attend to our issues, is the premier. We cannot deliver our issues to the MEC of Education but our grievances will be presented to him, in terms of what we will be demanding. It depends whether those issues will be resolved or not. We are unhappy with the manner in which the MEC conducts business within the department as the deployed member of the ANC. Hence the matter is elevated to the level of the premier.”

REFILWE GAESWE