Numerous celebs including the likes of Mohale Motaung, Penny Lebyane, Khaya Mthethwa, Somizi and many more were hired on the Free Stem Lockdown Online Digital School.
Qualified educators and opposers of the Free Stem Lockdown Digital School program are fuming at the decision to have celebrities as school tutors.
Giving such gigs that need a qualified professional to celebrities ‘is a slap on the face’ to the teaching profession.
Social media users slammed the Department of Education, for hiring celebs instead of qualified professionals.
After video clips of the classes made their rounds, social media was unimpressed at a lot of the tutors, as some proved their point.
Mohale Motaung in particular was called out for his many mistakes during his grade 11 English online class.
As a Grade 11 teacher I’m asking the @DBE_SA to please remove this. I have sent it to my learners and pointed out the errors. If Mohale is a student teacher he should be monitored by a competent and experienced teacher where such errors would not occur. https://t.co/OLFMfwPnRz
— Cynthia Mills (@cynthia_mills91) April 13, 2020
Hayini, I’m qualified to teach history, social sciences and isizulu, not English but I know there is no noun in “I’m sitting quickly”. When they fail, they will blame teachers. Mohale #mohale #CelebritiesAreNotTeachers pic.twitter.com/1SNfieIDi7
— 👑Lucia MaSibal’khulu👑 (@ngingumzulu) April 14, 2020
— Abongile Magula 👑 (@Abongs_p) April 13, 2020
Mohale used “I’m sitting quickly” as a grade 11 English class example ??? 😭😂 cancel 2020 please pic.twitter.com/zJI9eOoAm5
— Gabrielle K.👑 (@Gabbie_Kamo12) April 13, 2020
— Itumeleng (@ItuMakena) April 13, 2020
After watching Pearl, Ndlozi and Mohale’s videos I’m so enraged just to say the least😢😢😢😢😢
So I’m gonna waste my years of studying towards my BED degree only to be disrespected like this by the government?
— ®Melanin-Enriched® (@Thy_Queendom) April 14, 2020
Pearl Modiadie was slammed for using big fancy words such as ‘illustrate’ to teach grade R to 3 learners.
Oh my goodness they weren’t joking about this?? Imagine going to school for 4 years only for Pearl Modiadie to do your job because she has celebrity status, I’d be so mad https://t.co/1kbYWTdYd9
— bell hooked (@stharr_) April 13, 2020