THE IFP in Gauteng has condemned the actions of South African Democratic Teachers Union members in Soweto, who abandoned their classrooms as part of a "go-slow" yesterday.
Sadtu's "go-slow" was called due to a salary dispute and comes only days before pupils sit for their final exams.
"We appeal to Sadtu members in Soweto to prioritise our children's education because they are the future of this country," said Petros Sithole, the party's chairperson.
"Teachers cannot preach commitment and discipline to their pupils when they do not lead by example.
"The IFP believes that this go-slow calls into question the professional integrity of Sadtu.
"The IFP would like to wish all Gauteng pupils the best of luck for their 2009 final exams, especially the Grade 12 pupils."