Newspaper clipping – The Mercury – 20 January 2010
Teachers “should lead by example”
Last year, the Kwazulu-Natal Education Department’s matric intervention plan focused on the provision of learning material to schools.
However, for this year, the plan launched on Wednesday exerts extra pressure on school principals and education district managers to ensure good performance by their pupils.
The plan was launched by the KZN Education MEC Senzo Mchunu, who said the department was demanding “impact and effectiveness” from its staff.
Mchunu said he would check on the attendance of teachers. Items such as logbooks would be scrutinized.
Schools, regardless of their performance, would be required to craft individual plans of how they would improve their performance. The plans would be assessed and monitored by district managers.