DA Gauteng wishes all Grade 12 learners well for their examinations

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng wishes all Grade 12 learners well in their final matric examination which is starting on Monday.

The DA urges all learners to remain disciplined and focused during this period which is crucial in shaping their future.

We applaud Gauteng teachers and previous learners as they have over the years maintained a pass rate of over 80%.

We believe that with sufficient and necessary support from parents and the community the class of 2022 will make our province proud.

Furthermore, we encourage the learners to refrain from cheating and plead with the Gauteng Department of Education to ensure that there are no leaks to ensure credible examinations.

MEC Lesufi, Restore Power To Tshwane West Education District Office

Tshwane West Education District

The Tshwane West Education District office has no electricity supply, negatively impacting on the ability of schools in the area to carry out their duties.

The DA conducted an oversight visit to the office today, only to find that the office has been without electricity since Monday. There have been no assurances from the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) as to when power will be restored to the facility.

As the new school year has only just got underway, it is beyond belief that there are already challenges like this at the Tshwane West Education District office. This will have a substantial impact on teaching and learning.

Financial Shortfall

It is not clear whether the situation is due to a financial shortfall, as has been experienced in the case of teachers who marked 2016 grade 12 examination papers.

District offices must always be capacitated, so that quality services are rendered to schools. Staff at this office have been reporting to work yet cannot perform their duties.

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, must urgently rectify this situation before another critical week of school support is lost.



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Khume Ramulifho MPL

DA Gauteng Education Shadow MEC

082 398 7375

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