Registration 2015: a huge financial crisis facing the future political leaders and business leaders of our beloved South Africa
Black Management Forum Student Chapter Eastern Cape
26th February 2015
The former President of South Africa Dr. N. R. Mandela once said “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. It is clear from these words by Dr. Mandela that for us as South Africa to be the better place education is the virtual and integral part which the government needs to invest in.
The freedom charter 1955 says “the doors of learning and culture shall be opened…. Education shall be free, compulsory, universal and equal for all children; higher education and technical training shall be opened to all by means of state allowances and scholarship awarded on basis of merit….” So on basis of the freedom charter the government has to open up the doors of learning to the students of the poor working class.
We must say as the Black Management Forum Student Chapter Eastern Cape we welcome the interventions done by the Student Representative Councils (SRCs) of the Provincial based Universities in making it a point that the Student access the system of their respective institutions. SRC from Walter Sisulu University fund raised money for their students, saying education must indeed be accessible to students. University of Fort Hare SRC is currently busy with cases of students with debts yesterday the 15th February 2015 students from East London Campus of the University of Fort Hare got registered and the registration still continues for the students that had financial cases. Today the 26th February 2015 the SRC will be taking cases from their main campus Alice.
As we applaud the works by the Students for the Student under a 2015 motto “register one, register all”, we want to make a very loud and kind call to the Private Sector and the Corporates to kindly invest in higher education and training, in particular to the students from previously disadvantaged background at the previously disadvantaged institutions such as the University of Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu University and many others in different provinces.
We as the Black Management Forum we have adopted the National strategic document of BACK TO BASICS; the younger generation will always be the strategic generation for strategic needs of the country and the world.
To all the Managers leading the SRC across the province we say to you as BMF:
Socio-economic transformation with us is real transformation because we understand the struggle of the people we lead. Please grow big, grow old, but do not grow to forget the struggle of free and fair education for all of our students.