Why should opposition party, the Congress of the People (Cope) come up with such great idea at this time that unemployment has done more harm than good in SA?
Why didn’t the party open up when grapes were in cluster, why now that violence, restiveness, corruption and other vices have gotten the better part of many youths in the country?
If you have any of the above questions in mind, keep it to yourself because it is better that this idea arrives late than not come at all.
Cope spokesperson, Dennis Bloem’s has asserted that the only way to spank unemployment out of South Africa is for schools in disadvantaged areas in the country to organize afternoon and weekend classes. Sounds great right?
Bloem noted that organizing extra lessons for students will help reverse the tide of unemployment affecting most black and coloured youths.
The opposition party spokesperson further stated the importance of encouraging vocational and technical schools with functional facilities to adopt this step because “as long as Zuma and his oversized cabinet devote themselves to bling‚ the youths of our nation will remain serially neglected and jobless.”
“Every school and college which has facilities for technical and vocational training‚ and which is easily accessible to young people from a disadvantaged area‚ should also offer afternoon and weekend classes to those who need to acquire knowledge and skills,” he said.
Bloem asserted that the Zuma led-administration doesn’t care about the poor of the country at all. And that the poor in the society are in a bad space 21 years into the country’s new democracy.
“Many black and coloured children are therefore hungry‚ directionless and discouraged. It is very sad that a black government is allowing this terrible situation to prevail,” Bloem added.
Result Of SA’s Youth Survey
Yesterday, it was found that unemployment among the youth increased from 34% in 2009 to 35% in 2014 after Statistician-general Pali Lehohla unveiled shocking findings of the 2009 to 2014 profile of youth survey on Monday. From the damning survey result, it was found that only 38% of the youth have matric‚ 1% have a university degree and 4 % have a qualification other than a degree.
With the above stated idea by Cope’s Bloem, it is left for the appropriate bodies in SA to work towards having a better society by taking the youths back to the classroom seats for extra lessons. Also, technical and vocational schools should sit up and help the youths acquire more skills.