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Johannesburg - The National Council of School Governing Bodies on Friday backed Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
“The legacies of Bantu education are still with us even today. The transformation of education cannot happen overnight,” secretary general Monokoane Hlobo said in a statement.
Calls for Motshekga to step down were unwarranted and she should be afforded time to deal with the problems facing the education system.
“Our view is that this problem is bigger than the minister. The problems we are faced with now are due to the apartheid legacy and it will take time for them to be addressed,” he said.
The resolution was adopted during the meeting of the council's national office bearers held earlier in the week in the Vaal.
He appealed to schools and provincial education departments to order and deliver stationery and textbooks on time.
“We do not expect what happened in Limpopo to repeat itself in the history of the democratic government,” he said.
Hlobo was referring to the 2012 textbook saga where books were not delivered to schools on time. Some books were found dumped in various areas in the province.