Newspaper clipping – iol on line – 26 February 2009
Education system to be “fully” transformed
Bloemfontein – The African National Congress seeks to transform the education system “fully” within the next five years, ANC President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.
The ANC president was addressing students from the University of the Free State and the Central University of Technology in the Boet Troskie Hall of CUT. Zuma was in Bloemfontein as part of a door-to-door election campaign in the city. He told students that the ANC had big plans for education, which was part of its 2009 election manifesto, which focused on “investment in education”.
Zuma said a new way must be found to address the “disturbing tendency” of students leaving higher learning institutions with huge debt and thus not finding work.
Referring to the Reitz incident at the UFS last year, Zuma said he was glad Free State students handled the racial issue in a mature manner.