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EDITORIAL | If one official can do it, so can you, Angie

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EDITORIAL | If one official can do it, so can you, Angie

In North West one education official has delivered on a promise. Imagine what a functional department could do

Editorial

On Monday a small group of parents huddled together outside the area manager’s office for education in Makapanstad to state their “demands”. Fathers and mothers held up old pieces of cardboard on which they had scribbled their wishes. 

The “demands” on the posters they displayed cannot be classified as demanding. They were asking for basics. They do not want their children sitting outside in the cold while learning. They want safe school buildings. They want — they need — someone to care. 

One of the signs contained just one word — “transport”. Another simply stated: “New school new.” One featured a drawing of a building, saying: “Actions speak louder than words. Now is time. New schools.” ..

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