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Jonathan Jansen Delivers His UFS Rector’s 2012 Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture

Letters to My ChildrenProfessor Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State, recently gave his annual UFS Rector’s 2012 Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture. Politicsweb published his speech in which Jansen speaks of the dire situation of the South African education system:

The first and only time I met the politician Helen Suzman was in a principal’s office occupied by another great South African, the mathematics wizard TW Kambule. There was, quite literally, blood on the streets of Soweto in the lingering violence of the early 1990s and yet in this model school run by South Africa’s teacher, sat three people with the same concern: how do we create from this chaos a stellar education system that overcomes the bitterness and devastation of the present past?

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