Verification is state responsibility
YOUR front page headline in The Star, December 30, refers.
Why must parents be held responsible for verification of schools?
Why not hold the government responsible for appointing the “responsible minister” of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga?
Included in this blamegame should be Sadtu (South African Democratic Teachers Union) for not allowing proper supervision and assessments.
Why expect that (often) poorly educated parents, scraping their meagre savings together for a child’s better education be held to account for enrolling in “dodgy institutions”?
Such “dodgy” perpetrators would certainly get the death penalty in China – where the Chinese place the highest priority on excellence in education.
The culprits (including Sadtu and the minister) should face a minimum of 30 years in prison in South Africa (without the chance of parole) – for they are destroying the future employability of learners. Sunward Park Boksburg