Pupils unhappy with situation
MANZINI – Pupils from various schools in the country are not happy with the ongoing stay-away by teachers.
This was gathered when this reporter conducted random interviews with pupils from different schools in Manzini.
This follows teachers embarking on an indefinite (‘Waya Waya’) strike which started last Thursday.
Pupil 1ã€€(Manzini Central High School) - "The strike by teachers is destroying our future because our parents have paid all the necessary fees and out of that we want to learn to be better individuals tomorrow. We are losing a lot yet we will be sitting for second term examinations soon. If our government believes in its nation, it would address the teachers’ demands."
Pupil 2 (Hillside High School) – "We are losing valuable time on our subjects, especially Form III and V pupils. If the strike continues they may fail their examinations. I wonder why this is happening in our country because even top politicians are where they are today because of teachers. Government should listen to the teachers’ demands. Another thing that is troubling us is the cost of the bus fares which our parents shoulder, only for us to be turned back."
Pupil 3 (St Theresa’s) – "We are losing a lot on our school work, but at the same time teachers deserve an increment for the hard work they are doing. What is disturbing is that we have already paid our school fees and as pupils we expect to see our parents’ money working for our future."
I hope n believe dat our gvnment has read n understood d comments by d students. Its very sad n painful to parents, teachers n d nation at large. Why is d gvnment playing a deaf ear n gambling with d future of d young n innocent souls?
Jun 27, 2012, 12:12 PM, M Dlamini (email@example.com)
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