14 January 2016
Houtkop education. 26 and still in Grade 11
14th of January 2016
Take a look at the state of our black schools.
This guy says he is repeating std 9 for the fifth time, has a beard and some grey hairs already.
22 and still in grade 11
However he is only the second oldest in his class. The oldest guy is 26.
Parents want the Department of Education to intervene at Homevale Secondary School in Kimberley to address the high failure rate.
One parent, Jacqueline Mathobi, said that her child had spent the past three years in Grade 10.
“The school never informed us that our children were not attending classes. How were we supposed to know what was going on?
“Now they are telling us that they have attitude problems, and are being kept back. We are fed up of buying the same school books and uniforms every year. The school offers extra classes and yet they still fail. The school is refusing to remark the examination papers.”
“Our children are falling pregnant or turn to drugs and gangs because they are frustrated at remaining in the same grade for years.”
Maybe somebody should tell these munt parents that the primary educator of a child is the parent.