PANTS ARE NOT A PROBLEM
South African schools, both public and private, are experiencing a lot of challenges. We still have many schools without proper equipment, with poorly maintained grounds and buildings, and many which are short of teachers – especially for subjects such as maths and science.
We still have pupils who have to walk several kilometres barefoot to get to school.
With all these problems to deal with Pretoria West High School pupils chose to stay away from classes because they want to wear tight pants. Unbelievable!
What kind of a country are we turning into if our kids are willing to boycott classes because of what they want to wear?
Pupils from poor communities can only dream of going to schools like Pretoria West High School – is this how they say thank you for the privileges they have?
We are importing a lot of skills from other countries and we cannot afford to waste educational opportunities in this manner.
Education is the key to a brighter future and we cannot trade a brighter future for tight pants! MELATO MPHAHLELE, ZEBEDIELA This absurd outcry at a Pretoria West High School should raise an alarm to parents that our kids are forgetting they are at school to learn.
Our kids sometimes see themselves as grown-ups who can do whatever they want and this really is disturbing.
Kids, the time to show off your curves will come when you have a job and can buy your own clothing. MATLOU MOKWELE, LEPHALALE