Poem of the day: Teaching Education

Look at the state of the entire nation,
The current problems in education,
The parent’s reluctant dedication,
They are failing our children so…
They are deserving like the rest,
Can’t be measured by a standard test,
All they can do is their own personal best,
And that should be good enough…
Bullying is happening every day,
Teachers are part of it, sad to say,
It is getting worse, not going away…
They are failing our children so…
Home schooling is on the rise,
Special education,, these parents despise,
Any wrongdoing the schools deny,
They are failing our children though..
Common Core is common deception,
A mere political campaign election,
They are not providing them  appropriate protection,
They are failing our children so….
For the greater good, for the future ahead,
Not for the now but the later instead,
Not for how fast the book was read,
But the accomplishment is the glory….
And taking the time to teach them how is the moral of the story.


KZN education freezes AWOL teachers’ salaries

Durban  – The salaries of 388 KwaZulu-Natal education department staff are going to be frozen because they cannot be found, the department said on Thursday.


It said this followed a 2009 provincial cabinet decision to “engage in a head count and employee verification exercise”.

The department had been expected to complete the exercise three years ago in 2011, “but because of the magnitude of the department with approximately 108 000, this project extended beyond its time frame”.

This did not necessarily mean the remaining 388 were ghost employees.

“We are going to wait and see what happens after we have frozen their salaries, because there could be various reasons why they did not turn up for verification,” department head Nkosinathi Sishi said.

Article by- SAPA

Book Review: The Famished Road

In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri’s Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world literature.

The narrator, Azaro, is an abiku, a spirit child, who in the Yoruba tradition of Nigeria exists between life and death. The life he foresees for himself and the tale he tells is full of sadness and tragedy, but inexplicably he is born with a smile on his face. Nearly called back to the land of the dead, he is resurrected. But in their efforts to save their child, Azaro’s loving parents are made destitute. The tension between the land of the living, with its violence and political struggles, and the temptations of the carefree kingdom of the spirits propels this latter-day Lazarus’s story.