16 fired from St Theresa's Primary
MANZINI - Government has fired 16 teachers from St Theresa’s Primary School for participating in the teachers’ indefinite strike action.
These teachers are also said to have failed to heed a call to return to class when ordered to do so by their employer, government.
Distraught parents who have children at the school flocked the Times offices and said they would not allow their children to be taught by new teachers at this time of the year.
"You cannot expect our children to be getting used to new teachers when it is towards year end. We are not sending our children to school if this is the case," a livid Enock Nxumalo said.
Another parent identified as Make Simelane said she went to the school to get answers after she was informed by her daughter that the school was closed and pupils were told to go home.
"When I got there the school was closed and I was told that the Ministry of Education had issued letters to teachers who took part in the SNAT strike terminating their services," Simelane said.
The school’s Principal Dan Dlamini confirmed that 16 teachers had been sacked by the Ministry of Education and Training and the school was closed. The principal, however, did not want to comment further but revealed that all the teachers at the school were served with letters terminating their services.
Wish all parents could have the same spirit as those of St' Theresa's, let all the schools close down since thats what sibusiso wants
December 8, 2011, 3:01 am, Mzala Kay Cousin (email@example.com)
Nakulwa tinkunzi letimbili kulimala tjani. Government wants to prove that she is the boss, she won't give teacher the money and her word is final. On the other hand the teachers want to prove that they won't go to class until they are given the money. Next parents and students suffer. Between Government and Teachers who can define lamagama latsi "likusasa lelihle lebantfwana bemaswati". Isekhona yini iphalamende kaNgwane bengicabanga kutsi Prime Minister is going to treat this matter as one of urgency njenga lena yase Satelite Bus Rank. Noma Swaziland angaba yi Pulpit ye Africa who is going to be Umfundisi eme kule Pulpit nangabe kute lofuna kuphendvukela kuNkulunkulu nakunje wonkhe umuntfu sewubona kuphakamisa lidvoko.
December 8, 2011, 3:00 am, td dlamini (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Now Government is behaving like government. Taking charge and control of the situation. After all this, I'm at pains because these teachers or "cheaters" chased our children for outstanding fees, the following week they go way a way a. I sold my last cow for nothing. How will I be compensated because I have no money to engage lawyers like them with their SNAT? This is the official way a way a and they must embrace it. Angry Parent.
December 8, 2011, 3:00 am, Sindie Nkonyane (NkonyaneS@yahoo.uk.co)
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