Matric remark criticised

Nthabisang Moreosele

Nthabisang Moreosele

Gauteng education MEC Angie Motshekga's statement was "irresponsible".

Motshekga had at the weekend said a matric certificate was not really important as long as one served the ANC while defending ANCYL president Julius Malema who received dismal symbols in matric.

National Association of Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa president Ezra Ramasehla said Motshekga's statement was irresponsible.

Having a matric opens doors to further studies and opportunities, said Desiree van der Walt of the Democratic Alliance.