ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has called on Education Ministers Blade Nzimande and Angie Motshekga to take action against bogus schools allegedly run by illegal aliens in South Africa.
Mashaba expressed concern about fake schools after a SABC News video exposing such schools was posted on social media.
“Due to the failure of government schools in South Africa I am concerned about a number of the foreign-run private schools that employ foreign teachers. This matter must be confronted and investigated to determine its status. Victim – our poor, desperate SA, ”he said.
Mashaba wrote to Nzimande and Motshekga asking them to investigate the allegations.
“As we all know, the SA educational system is fundamentally dysfunctional and unequal. Although access to education has increased since 1994, the quality of education is still too poor to empower the nation, “Mashaba said in a statement.
” We are among the worst – high-performance school systems in the world. To that end, we are unable to allow the system to collapse through illegality and further deterioration. ”
Mashaba questioned Nzimandes and Motshekga’s knowledge of bogus schools and why they didn’t close were down. He also questioned the role of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu).
“We asked ministers to respond to our letters informing South Africans whether your ministry is aware of the public allegations regarding these illegal high schools and, if so, what steps the ministry has taken to get those involved to book.
< span> “No self-respecting country would allow such a situation to go unattended. It is high time the rule of law was restored in our country to ensure that such crime stops, “he said.
Last year, Nzimande ordered an investigation into fake honorary doctorates according to media personality Shauwn Mkhize received her PhD from the unregistered Good Shepherd College of Religion, Culture and Training.
Nzimande appealed to the public to be cautious and did not accept such qualifications.
“I have asked the Council for Higher Education to review all reported cases of this fake honorary doctorate.”
< span> He urged prospective students to check the legality of any program or course offered by institutions before enrolling in order to avoid falling victim to illegal operations.
Students should consult the directories private universities and private universities consult schools located on the Faculty of Higher Education page website .