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Matriculants 2019

Matriculants 2019

Photo: DLC Leader Patrick Pillay is seen with some 2019 matriculants and top achiever with eight distinction Shivek Inderpal at Solvista Secondary.

Press Release

DLC Leader Congratulates all 2019 Matriculants.

Democratic Liberal Congress (DLC) Leader Patrick Pillay took time out his busy schedule this week to visit schools, meet and greet jubilant matriculants during the hand over of their matric result statements at the schools.

The DLC, however is concerned that the National Minister of education have not showcased any Indian in the top 30 in the country. This is worrying and the DLC will be writing to the Minister of Education to disclose the methodology and/or criteria used to select the top 30 pupils. I do not believe that there are any justification to the Ministers current criteria that have shown a blatant exclusion of the Indian top performers.

We all are South Africans and we effectively contribute towards our countrys GDP, socially, economically and politically, said Patrick Pillay.

The DLC Leader congratulated and bestowed his Party’s best wishes to all 2019 matriculants, the educators, parents and school governing bodies. Our pupils have performed exceptionally well despite the many challenges they have faced during their 2019 curriculum year.

I am proud of the determination that was shown by all stakeholders for making matric 2019 a success. The world is your oyster, said Patrick Pillay.

National Police Day

National Police Day

DLC Leader Patrick Pillay said that “Police Officers are important personnel in our country. They must persevere in the fight of upholding Law and order in SA and rooting out corruption and corrupts police officers. God bless South Africa”.

Tertiary Education

DLC speaks on tertiary education

Tertiary education for disadvantaged students are paramount in terms of their career development’s. Hopes and African dreams of students are crushed when they are turned away from tertiary institutions because of the racially discriminatory quota system and are forced to study abroad.

Hence Government needs to prioritize tertiary education and build more Universities and TVET colleges to further enhance the tertiary education platforms.

The administration of the NSFAS funding requires a total overhaul. The flaws within the screening processes needs to be sorted out. Greater care in the administration is required to ensure that the funding goes to the “RIGHT” students who qualify in terms of its criteria as set out in respect of their parents’ income. An effective monitoring process needs to be adopted and implemented.