Durban – National Teachers Union (Natu) president Sibusiso Malinga says there is very little recognition for teachers in South Africa, despite the massive role they play.
Speaking to The Mercury on Wednesday as the country joins the rest of the world in observing World Teachers’ Day, Malinga was critical of the conditions that many of the country’s teachers work under, and called on government to do more to improve their working conditions. Some of the challenges noted by the teachers union leader include:
* Lack of safety and security at schools
* High number of pupils that each teacher had to attend to, especially in rural areas
* Lack of accommodation facilities at many schools.
South Africa Education News