Julius Malema obviously did not benefit from the current education system in which the following are assessed: teachers and their enthusiasm, dealing with discipline, qualifications and experience, conflict management skills, coping with pupils with learning problems, strengths, developmental needs and curriculum knowledge.
As a school governing body member myself , I have been trained to assist in strategies to maintain discipline, not only at Benoni Junior School where I serve , but at all schools .
I believe Malema needs psychological assessment because he displays symptoms that lack parental love, care, training and guidance. He is in need of care.
But before we arrive at that juncture, we have to ask ourselves, where are Malema' s parents?
The time has come for us to practise what we preach, namely to speak to his parents in order to try and find the reasons for his behaviour. Where are they?
We have told Education Minister Naledi Pandor that her department is a conspirator in enhancing poverty in the rural village of Swartboom because to date, the highest standard in that village is Grade 9. However, we still respect her as a person and expect the youth league president to do the same.
Daniel Thulare, Benoni