NGO: Longer holidays not the answer
Equal Education says sorting out problems within schools could help teachers.
CAPE TOWN - Equal Education says it doesn't believe extended school holidays will benefit teachers.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) wants longer school holidays so educators can get more rest.
The union said it was unhappy that the December break, which was initially six weeks, was scaled down over the past few years.
Equal Education spokesperson Nombulelo Nyathela says longer holidays are not the answer to improving the quality of teaching.
"The solution is to fix the problems in the schools that are making them [teachers] so tired."
The non-governmental organisation says new norms and standards for infrastructure will help.
"If it had to be implemented correctly, a teacher would not have 150 learners in the school. A teacher would not be standing all day because they don't have a table or chair. A teacher would be teaching in better conditions."