Friday, January 20, 2012

SA Education: You've ANC nothing yet!

First the Bad News…

Dr Edith R. Dempster, a senior lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, recently made a study of matric results for the years 1981, 1991, 2001, and 2010. Data was collected from a public school, with a mixed pupil population, that had a long history of good performance in matric examinations. The final outcome of the study proved that matric has become significantly easier in recent years… In other words, the standards have dropped… Full report here.

This was also my general impression after noticing how the media was making quite a hullabaloo about the record number of distinctions achieved during the 2011 academic year. The over-emphasis of this news was obviously a feeble attempt by the ANC government to create a sensation of national triumph, corresponding to the theme of their 100 Years Centenary Celebrations… All smoke, mirrors, slander, and lies – nothing else!

But even the crooked ANC government, no matter how high-almighty they think they are, can keep on bulldozing the sheeple with propaganda, because not all of us living in this stuffed-up country are sheeple.

The frustrating thing about this business, is that while the ANC government remains in denial, and while the 2012 education season has hardly kicked off, there’s already a teacher strike looming, as proudly announced in their very own newspaper called, “The New Age”…
Full report here. 

If this is how they intend starting the new year, then I don’t want to know how it’s going to end. Besides the looming strikes, there’s already been several reports about textbooks and stationary that have not been ordered, pupils sitting around twiddling their thumbs, and so forth... It’s old news; the same thing happens every year… Welcome to dEmOcRazy Freedom!!!

Incidentally, I’ve noticed that “The Sowetan” has also exposed a rather extraordinary bit of info in a story about how the government has over the past five years shut down more than 4,500 public schools in the country. Apparently hundreds more are facing closure… Full report here.

And now, the Good News…

In the meantime, while these idiots are doing their utmost to stuff the country up as best they can, the Afrikaners have decided - to hell with this lot, we’re starting our own thing - AGAIN! - A new Afrikaans Academy has opened its doors. The institution is registered at the Department of Education, and its curriculum has been evaluated and approved to be on the same standards as a university…
more details here (Afrikaans).

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