‘pass one pass all’ schools dumb down SA
9 February 2012 Leave a comment
‘Major newspapers swallow the lies from Dept of Basic Education that more than 70% of our children ‘passed’ the national examination…
Free State University rector Prof Jonathan Jansen: “ I do not trust a system that makes it possible for a child to pass Grade 12 with 30% in some subjects and 40% in others. I would be filled with fear when I discover that you can get 32% in mathematics and 27% in physical science – and still get an official document that says you can continue to study towards a bachelor’s degree at university…’
“ It is,” Jansen, (below right) continues, “extremely difficult to fail grade 12 in South Africa today. “You have to put in a special effort, miss your classes, deliberately provide wrong answers to questions, and hand in your paper early during an exam session – and maybe, just maybe, you will fail…
He continues: “ But you would not sense this crisis in the Grade 12 examinations because the major newspapers, with one or two exceptions, have swallowed the lies from DBE that more than 70% of our children ‘passed’ this national examination. Never before have there been so many distinctions, we are told.
More children are qualifying to study at university, we are informed. Education is getting better and better every year, we should all be happy.’
What happened to the missing 439,101 grade-1 pupils who never showed up to write their exams in 2011?
Jansen’s complaint was backed up by the actual departmental stats: wrote one critic: “The first deception has to do with this irritating problem of numbers. In the year 2000 about 1,035,192 pupils started school in Grade 1. But only 496,090 showed up to write the finals in the Grade 12 class of 2011. In other words, 539,102 students disappeared from the system. What the Department of Basic Education will not tell us is where exactly more than half a million pupils disappeared to, given this grossly inefficient school system.”
Johannesburg University stampede to get last-minute registrations for matric-graduates kills a mother:
And that’s why there was a stampede of thousands of wanna-be students to register for last-minute places at the University of Johannesburg in Jan 2012. With all these tens of thousands of ‘passing’ pupils, all the higher-education facilities in SA were besieged by matriculants suddenly wanting to enter universities. One woman died, twenty people were injured as thousands of people rushed the gates in the stampede below…
‘Department’s political theatre includes triumphant press conferences where all the journalists uncritically clap hands and cheer: ‘
‘every top performer was a black male… this was unprecedented: the only white student who tops in this scheme was a blind ‘special needs’ girl link.
It has also become clear over the past years that the Department will do everything in its power to sabotage the education of white pupils – for instance by striking-black teachers disrupting the classes of Afrikaans pupils who want to study for their exams; and by closing down hundreds of Afrikaans-language schools, forcing these children to study without the advantages of their home-language. The Department also invariably presents black pupils as the smartest in the country in their propaganda-campaigns, and often their propaganda also implies that white pupils are downright stupid.
Rector Jonathan Jansen also dared to criticise this process in his article headlined “Matric razmatazz conceals sad reality,” and describing the ‘political theatre’ staged by the Department at their lastest triumphant press-conference – where it was announced that the country’s matric-pupils had achieved an average above 70% in pass-rates. The top-achieving pupils were ‘put on display” – and, noted Jansen: “ to the surprise of many, every top performer was a black male. This was unprecedented. The only white student who came tops in this scheme was a blind “special needs” girl… “ article on:
Matric results bring joy and sadness:
Striking black SA teachers disrupt classes of Afrikaner children trying to study for their exams:
2 Sep 2010 – Pietermaritzburg - Black striking teachers in Pietermaritzburg tried to disrupt schools in the city, while pupils tried to prepare for looming exams. And there have been many national strikes in South Africa throughout the years 2010 and 2011, with many teaching- and study-days lost to pupils.
Yet the pass-rates were ‘better than ever’, the Dept of Basic Education triumphantly announced the following year…
Flashback to 28 aug 2010 - South Africa, with a population of 50-million which is growing unnaturallly rapidly due to untrammeled immigration by millions of untrained, uneducated black-African families from north of its borders – has some 4-million taxpaying workers in the public- and –private industry sectors. Yet in 2010 and in 2011, ‘indefinite strikes’ were launched by over a million teachers, nurses and other government workers: i.e. one quarter of the entire workforce. The South African police – who also wanted to strike but were prohibited by a court order – were ordered to stop the worst violence during this often very aggressive ‘labour action ‘by firing rubber bullets and water cannons at the demonstrators. The majority of these strikers were teachers – presumably educated people who behaved atrociously and often illegally: mounted burning road-blocks, thring stones at passing white motorists, blockading major roadways to stop people from going to work – and rallying each other with their inevitable genocidal rallying cries such as ‘Kill the Boer’. Many of these aggressive black teachers also invaded Afrikaans-language schools, including the lowest grades, terrifying even the smallest children with their loud, aggressive chanting of ‘Kill the Boer’, and with these teachers often attacking the white teachers and the worried parents who had rushed to the schools to protect their children from this invasion by large numbers of aggressive adults. With the demands that the Afrikaans children must stop studying for their exams, the Afrikaans parents organised private study-groups instead. http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/08/striking-civil-servants-call-for.html
It was a countrywide pattern: striking ‘civil servants’ arrived in organised groups, rushed towards the school gates of mainly Afrikaans-language primary- and high-schools, tried to break them down and overran the schools, terrifying the children out of their wits. At most of these besieged schools, the parents were already prepared and had organised unarmed self-defence units – and fists were flying, tempers were fraying while the parents were shoved around and the children were hiding in classrooms, frightened by all the violence and aggression. At the Verwoerd Primary School in Parys, Free State, above, the local SAPS was called in to stop the strikers from assaulting the parents.
Top-graduating Afrikaans pupils denied access to Afrikaans Pretoria University for political reasons – applicant-students paint their faces black in protest:
“The (top ten) learners were hosted at the National Library Auditorium in Pretoria, during the Matric Results Announcement, on 4 January 2012, in recognition of their achievements.The event was attended by a host of dignitaries from government, including Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, and Director-General of Basic Education, Bobby Soobrayan, and the stars of the night – the students.” http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71656?oid=273648&sn=Detail&pid=71616