- Tshepo Madlingozi is a lecturer at the University of Pretoria
- He was surprised to discover that some students haven't had black teachers in their schooling
- Students and teachers alike shared their experiences with this scenario
Twitter users are shocked that some young South Africans haven't had a single black teacher in their 12 years of schooling.
Tshepo Madlingozi, a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, expressed his surprise recently on Twitter. He wrote:
I honestly didn’t know that there are people in SA who went/are going through 12 years of schooling without being taught by a single black teacher. Not one black teacher in formative learning? In Africa? What are the psychosocial & political ramifications of that?
Tshepo's post sparked a a flurry of replies from tweeps, Briefly.co.za gathered. Some students confirmed that this is indeed the case for them.
Some parents also indicated that this is a problem their kids face at school.
A number of university lecturers said they can often tell that some first year students haven't had black teachers before.
Other tweeps weighed in on the effects of this anomaly.
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