Unite for quality in education march

South Africa’s major education unions, SADTU, NAPTOSA and SAOU are joining millions of teachers and education employees around the globe campaigning for quality education. The three South African unions are affiliates of Education International (EI) which is a voice of 30 million teachers and education employees around the globe.

The EI launched the Unite for Quality Education Campaign last year sensitizing the globe and particularly the United Nations and UNESCO on the need for quality education for all and demand that it remains a top priority on the agenda so that the world can have a peaceful and prosperous future.

As teachers we say every child has a right to quality education and to be taught by highly trained, well resourced, well paid and supported teachers. Learners have a right to learn in safe and healthy school environment.

To promote awareness of the campaign in South Africa and Africa in general, SADTU, NAPTOSA and SAOU will join EI principals on a culminating march through the streets of central Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday, 20 September 2014 followed by a full media briefing at Ditsong National Cultural Museum, in Visagie Street.

Security will be tight as senior government officials and international guests will be part of the march, we therefore invite the media to apply for accreditation in order to be allowed into the media conference.

Nomusa Cembi  SADTU media officer                    082 719 5157
Tshwanelo Mmutlana NAPTOSA media officer       071 898 4282
Ted Townsend -  SAOUMedia Officer                    076 401 0342