Free State Department of Education denies learners the right to basic education
The NAPTOSA President, Mr Nkosipendule “Star” Ntantala, on behalf of members and learners objects to the circular issued by the Free State department of education (FSDoE) on “Non- appointment of personnel until March 2017 other than educators for Mathematics, Science and Accounting”. This implies that all other schools will go without the much needed qualified personnel in the province for the better part of the 2017 schooling year. Is the FSDoE really concerned about the holistic education of ALL learners or is just focused on a ranking of first position at the expense of the majority of learners?
The FSDoE issued a circular dated (15 December 2016) that refers to the “Non- appointment of personnel until March 2017 other than educators for mathematics, Science and Accounting”. NAPTOSA views this decision as the bad management on the part of the department.
NAPTOSA reminds the FSDoE of its own strategic objective which states:
“…promotion of sound corporate governance through sustainable use of resources to provide overall management to the Department, support and related services to educational institutions…provision of effective and accessible quality basic education to provide effective teaching and learning to all children/learners from Grade 1 to Grade 12, access to quality education for learners with special needs, and expansion and universalisation of Grade R; …” (extract from FSDoE website), said Mr Ntantala.