- The people of Mzansi are not happy with the fact that celebs have been recruited to become teachers during lockdown
- Celebs such as Somizi Mhlongo, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa and DJ Sbu joined The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lockdown Digital School and SA is not impressed
- Peeps have aired their views under the #CelebritiesAreNotTeachers and are demanding answers
A few Mzansi celebs such as Somizi Mhlongo, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa and DJ Sbu have decided to help educate the children of Mzansi during lockdown and peeps are not sure how they feel about it.
The nationwide lockdown pulled children out of school early and is keeping them out of school for longer than their normal Easter holidays would.
Briefly.co.za saw what a stir the celebrity teaching initiative caused – it seems the people of Mzansi don’t want unqualified people teaching their children.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lockdown Digital School has been sponsored by the government, MsZora, an online education platform by Africa Teen Geeks and the Sasol Foundation.
Former president Thabo Mbeki, UN Women’s executive director Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, her deputy Enver Surty and former Statistician-General Pali Lehohla, are a few faces people are happy to see join the initiative, however, DJ Sbu Leope, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa, Pearl Modiadie, Khaya Mthethwa, Penny Lebyane, Thuli Thabethe, Phumeza Mdabe and Somizi Mhlongo are names that have some a tad confused.
People feel that there is no need for celebs to try and be teachers, especially in a time where children need proper education. #CelebritiesAreNotTeachers has been trending and people are putting their foot down – what do celebs have to teach our babies? How to pull a crowd or make a social media post? Kante!
The people of Mzansi have taken to social media to air their views and make their #CelebritiesAreNotTeachers points heard.
The general consensus is that actual teachers should have been given these positions, not celebs.
It seems the people of Mzansi were miss informed and got the knickers in a not for nothing. As per a statement given by online education platform by Africa Teen Geeks, SA celebs have volunteered their time and have to been paid to teach.
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