AfriForum Youth is campaigning for quality education and to stop political interference in educational issues. Successes have been achieved to such an extent that AfriForum Youth has annual meetings with the ministry of basic education to discuss complaints about maladministration with the matric exams.
Outstanding matric certificates
Actions already driven to ensure quality education:
- Succeeded in getting the relevant department to issue outstanding matric certificates to students throughout South Africa;
- Admission requirements at universities tackled and top students assisted in obtaining admission;
- Grade 12 exam papers, which were of a poor standard, referred to the Minister of Basic Education and proposals were made;
- Drive campaigns for the preservation of mother tongue education as medium of instruction at tertiary and secondary level;
- Opposed the centralisation of university applications at the Department of Higher Education;
- Supported veterinary science students subjected to discriminatory admission requirements;
- Laid a charge with the Public Protector (PP) against the Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Education because of the maladministration learners and parents experienced.
Problems with Gr12 exam papers
AfriForum Youth invites principals, learners and parents to report complaints regarding the poor quality of Gr. 12 exam papers. AfriForum
Youth also submitted a grievance in this regard to Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education and has agreed to bring every complaint under the minister’s direct attention. AfriForum Youth will ensure that complaints are sent through via an emergency notice to the minister and will be in contact with the department on behalf of concerned learners and parents.