News clipping – The Mercury – 14 February 2011
Back to school for maths teachers
Maths and science teachers would receive weekend lessons in their subjects to help them teach their pupils better, the KZN Education Summit resolved when it ended in Durban.
The three-day conference was aimed at tackling the province’s education problems and served as a platform for discussion among education stakeholders.
Mchunu said the weekend lessons should be implemented to help matric pupils finish their syllabus earlier and have more time for revision.
The summit was held as a success by stakeholders and union officials. SA Democratic Teachers Union provincial secretary, Mbuyiseni Mathonsi, said:
Mchunu agreed that disciplinary procedures should be more efficient to ensure quicker resolution of charges.
Other issues discussed at the summit included discipline, the shortage of teachers and social ills affecting pupils.
National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union KZN chairman Zola Saphetha said he was happy with the outcome of the summit, but he would monitor how the department implemented its resolution.
By: Kyle Venktess