SA dwindle on all propagandize uniforms?
May 12, 2016 - School Uniform
Johannesburg – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi caused a stir on Wednesday by expressing a wish for propagandize uniforms to have a South African dwindle by subsequent year – and he is not subsidy down.
“The South African dwindle is a inhabitant pitch that each immature chairman has to turn closely informed with,” Lesufi posted on Twitter.
“Wearing it on their propagandize uniforms each day will safeguard a children of a republic conclude it.”
His orator Oupa Bodibe pronounced a discuss would be instituted with propagandize ruling bodies per implementing this new serve to a uniforms by subsequent year.
“We will be going into conference and also speak to uniform manufacturers so they can supplement a dwindle in their prolongation processes,” Bodibe said.
He pronounced it was critical to get a girl to know and conclude all inhabitant symbols. “Getting a black to be as tighten to them as probable is a best way.
“There contingency be no panic since we will all work together to proviso this in. The dialect will not be unreasonable.”
Lesufi finished a proclamation of this devise on amicable media, sparking off a Twitter charge that spilled over to other amicable media platforms. The post invited sundry responses from members of multitude even over a Gauteng borders.
In his post, Lesufi said: “My wish is to safeguard that from 2017 all propagandize uniforms contingency have a SA dwindle only like inhabitant sporting teams.”
Elaborating further, he pronounced a dwindle would combine a country. “It is a symbol; a identity,” he said, amid a outcry that erupted.
Questions abounded on amicable media seeking either a dwindle was a many critical thing a MEC could do for education, how a flag’s serve would uplift a customary of education, or if it would do anything to urge a state of schools that had no infrastructure, teachers or comforts to promote learning.
University of a Free State vice-chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen combined his voice to a fray. He posted on Twitter: “We know it’s an choosing year, though an MEC’s offer to put a SA dwindle on each propagandize uniform is plain silly.”
He asked if South Africa was an uncertain nation, and brought into his comments a emanate of xenophobia: “How will that make non-South African children in a schools feel? Singled-out in a xenophobic culture?”
Another blogger Abby Koopedi pronounced a concentration should be on education, that was always behind: “A flag? Do we consider China stresses if there’s a dwindle on a propagandize uniform? It is all a rubbish of time.”
ShutDown pronounced a dwindle would not acquit a republic economically, nor lapse land to a people.
Kwansei suggested a introduction of a singular uniform for all open schools. The dwindle can be finished later, a blogger said.
Others called for a decolonisation of education, a alleviation of grades and a equalisation of a levels of preparation opposite all areas of a county.
The cost emanate was also thrown into a discussion, with relatives seeking if they would be approaching to lift additional costs to safeguard their children were scrupulously dressed for school. “Probably as relatives we will be approaching to compensate for a flag, and for putting it on to uniforms,” pronounced @ThaboH.
But an equal series of people applauded a decision, and pronounced it was a good pierce on a partial of a MEC. “I adore a idea; it will uncover that we are proudly South African,” @comradeD said.
“The uniform offer is fantastic. Patriotism is something we contingency learn from an early age #SouthAfrican #African,” tweeted Kwanene Kunene.
Lesufi took to amicable media again to urge his plan, revelation supporters that negativity was in a bloodstreams of people.
Asked about a proposal allocation for a flag, he responded: “Why should it be about tenders? Our children can stitch them.”
The MEC sought to diffuse fears on a costs by explaining that a country’s black were an critical aspect of lifting a young.
Bodibe explained that relatives had zero to fear since a serve of a dwindle would be progressive. “No child will be incited divided if they are not wearing a flag, though relatives will be speedy to supplement it as they reinstate uniforms.”
He pronounced there would be no xenophobia since each child would wear a dwindle and that would make schools inclusive. “This is a inhabitant flag, not a dwindle of a private club… We can't adore South Africa in pieces and pieces and children will learn to adore (the country) as a whole.”
Pupils during a new Curtis Nkondo School of Specialisation already wear a uniform with a dwindle emblazoned on it.
The school, a initial of 27 specialisation schools, offers technical and vocational skills to high propagandize pupils with a penetrating seductiveness in engineering, maths, science, ICT and commerce, entrepreneurship as good as behaving humanities and sports.
It was named after a late Curtis Nkondo, a Limpopo-born former South African diplomat, propagandize clergyman and ANC activist. The propagandize is in Emdeni Extension, Soweto.
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