Professor Jansen takes centre stage at the Naptosa conference

Naptosa Estcourt branch delegates. back: Mr MA Osman, Ms M Jordan and Ms C Easthorpe. Front: Mrs KB Osman and Ms L Pithamber.

Several delegates and observers from all over the country converged at the Elangeni Hotel on the Marine Parade for the annual Naptosa Conference.

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The Estcourt branch was represented by the Chairperson, Ms Marilyn Jordan, the Secretary, Ms Luantia Pithamber, Ms Chantel Easthorpe as well as Mr and Mrs Osman. The President Mr N Ntantala, motivated members to recruit and retain members.

He emphasised that the education system should project values such as human dignity, justice and respect for the rights of others. Without these values, he believes that “our nation will perish”.

His conclusion was based on gender equality and the need to break the stereotype of “woman as objects”. But above all, he concluded, “we need to teach our children to detest corruption.


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The Executive Director, Mr Basil Manuel, addressed the house with regard to current trends in education. He encouraged educators to comment on the curriculum matters, education policies as well as conditions of service.
Without feedback from educators, policy makers will not be aware of the challenges faced on the ground. His key message is that Naptosa members need to demonstrate that they are “different” and that rural areas need to be serviced.

The atmosphere was transformed as Professor Jonathan Jansen delivered the key note address. The theme he reflected on: “South Africa’s schools on the mend.”

His motivational talk not only reflected the pivotal role educators play in the lives of learners, but also how important it is for an educator to be cheerful, passionate and deliver lessons with vigour and enthusiasm. Prof Jansen motivated educators to “make a difference” to a society that is thirsty for knowledge.

After a scrumptious meal, members had the opportunity to vote and comment on several motions with regard to assessment, curriculum, medical aid benefits as well as norms and standards. Thirona Moodley delivered the Provincial Chief Executive Officer Report while Rene Marnce moved the vote of thanks.

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The conference concluded with a presentation by Shuter and Shooter who was the major sponsor of the day. Members were excited to participate in the social media competition as there were tablets to be won.

Each delegate was given three bags and a T-shirt. Naptosa Estcourt Branch Chairperson, Ms Jordan also presented her report on the branch activities and thanked members for their support.

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