IFP Youth Brigade: Mr Zuma, Address The Nation On Free Education
The IFP Youth Brigade calls on President Jacob Zuma to take the Nation into confidence about the implementation of Free Education at institutions of higher learning.
Mr Zuma made a scant announcement in December 2017 devoid of details, and confusion now reigns supreme among prospective students, institutions of higher and government.
This confusion is bound to cause damage, stampedes and loss of life as students rightly flock to institutions of higher learning to claim their right: access to education, which for time immemorial has been the commodified persevere of the few.
Mr Zuma cannot now vanish into a sabbatical of silence when the Nation needs answers, information and details.
The 2017 Matric results are due to be released tomorrow and surely learning and teaching cannot be successfully achieved in the absence of relevant details.
It is both reckless and irresponsible of Mr Zuma to throw the cat amongst the pigeons only for him to then run away.
Mr Zuma must address the Nation on his Free Education Plan and provide much needed certainty because the devil is in the detail.
The situation is now a virtual ticking time bomb as public rhetoric stirs the pot.
For further information, please contact:
Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP
IFPYB National Chairperson
071 111 0539