PASMA 2009 SRC ELECTIONS NATIONAL MANIFESTO

The Pan Africanist Students Movement of Azania (PASMA), as a custodian and vanguard of the genuine aspirations of students is committed to jealously defend students against the attack of capitalism in the education system, eradicating all these ruthless characters that find host in this system and complement capitalism, these being: neo-colonialism, commoditisation of education, racism and all forms of discrimination.

Accomodation

Higher education institutions are not widely spread as per the demand of us as the African youth across the country, yet this is supposed to be an involuntary but obligatory process that one from his/her elevation from secondary school should participate fully in order to be equipped with the necessary tools of breaking the shackles of mental oppression.

This however has not been achieved, and the African child once again is on the receiving end of trauma and frustration due to the fact that one cannot get a place to stay in the university he/she to going back home if he/she cannot afford private accommodation, commercialize their bodies, seek employment that will affect their academic advancement etc.

We totally rebuke the deplorable and inhumane treatment displayed by Universities with regard to provision of adequate accommodation and ensuring that residences are not only fit for human habitation but the campus must be in an area that safety and security are not compromised.

In view of the current material conditions, we say that all Universities for 2010 must commit to house at least 40% of the registered students in their campuses with an intention to increase yearly up until every student in need of university accommodation can be housed. We shall not compromise on this position, and we will win!!!!!

Basic services

Privatization of fundamental services such as: catering, security, transport, cleaning etc. is what continues to subject us as students to exploitation by these service providers charging exorbitant prices, equally so exploiting our parents (the working class) and this is all done in a venture to maxizimize profit, and not to provide quality services for students.

We call for a total eradication of outsourcing these fundamental services and the universities must take responsibility of employing staff to deliver these services in order to be totally liable and accountable for everything, in a venture to de-privatize and erode finance capital in education.

University fees will drop drastically because privatization affects students adversely.  The ambiguous definition of who is responsible for what between the service provider and the Procurement department of the universities will be issues that will cease to exist and as students we shall get what is due to us, good quality services as the major stakeholders of higher education.

Curriculum content

Thousands of graduates every year are produced by our universities to become slaves of the modern economical domain in this country (private sector), secondly the qualifications that they posses have not equipped them enough to render their obligatory services to the African community.

This is caused by the fact that the curriculum content offered in our universities is base on foreign benchmarks and the system entirely does not provide permanent solutions that seek to address the critical challenges citizens of this country and the continent are facing, namely being: Skills shortage in South Africa; Poverty; Access to land and resources; Poor Grade 12 results yearly; and Poor throughput rate in universities.

As PASMA we re-iterate that we want the whole education system and curriculum to be revised and ensure that it becomes responsive to the challenges at hand, and that can only be done by equipping students with the knowledge that can enable them to be in a position to use effectively the resources in this country and continent currently in the hands of private sector.

As an organization we strive to inculcate the spirit of self reliance among students and the creation of community projects, secondly build and develop a sense of social responsibility among students and leadership qualities among students. Hence we totally rebuke the current academic curriculum.

Language policy

It is very appalling that there is not a single university that caters and for teaching and learning in any of the indigenous languages of the country within the 11 official languages.

Traditional Afrikaner Universities still instruct pre-dominantly in Afrikaans with English playing second fiddle, and indigenous languages not even considered for existence. Our fundamental principle of Africans as the rightful owners of the land, drawn form our ideological conviction as Pan Africanist, that of conforming to African majority

Our position is that each and every institution should have at least one of the indigenous languages also as a medium of instruction, far from only having English and Afrikaans as official mediums of instruction. Further than that all notes, test and exam question papers should also written in these languages in a quest to strike balance and not disadvantage any student from achieving academic excellence.

Logic then dictates that even indigenous language practitioners should be employed with no question period!!!! It is our strong conviction and a fact that we are the only country where indigenous people of the land don’t have maximum opportunity to express themselves in their tongue, let alone get an opportunity to do so. Africa for Africans is our unwavering position, just as much as China is for Chinese not Indians, Americans, nor Germans!!!!!

37 thoughts on “PASMA 2009 SRC ELECTIONS NATIONAL MANIFESTO

  1. sons and daughters of azania this is a call to unite and build a strong PASMA that will operate without favour and intimidation from management of institution. 0746539647 for more details.

  2. one more thing which we need to know is to look out for one another and engage all stake holders involved.

  3. We wouldn’t attain total takeover if we don’t fully commit ourselves. Our sweat (had work) shall and will take us there. Time to boyfriend and girlfriend must cease for a moment. “We face neither East nor West: we face forward” kwame Nkuruma. We are exhausted to be masturbated by amachater and confine ourselves to mute as far as national student representation is concern. well done PASMA national leadership.

  4. Students as major stakeholders allow me to greet you “IZWE LETHU”. This organisation is yours it was founded and formed for our needs and wants why can’t you try it. Come and join us then you will understand better why we say “WE SERVE”,”WE SUFFER” and “WE SACRIFICE”

    iAFRIKA.

  5. I WOULD LIKE FIRST TO SEND A REVOLUTIONAL GRETING TO MY FELLOW SONS & DOUGHTERS OF HUMBLE SOIL OF AZANIA, AT W.S.U IBIKA CAMPUS, PASMA IS THE BEST ORGANISATION THAT LOOKS AFTER THE INTEREST OF THE STUDENT.

    VERE VERE PASMA VERE VERE

  6. son and daughters of the soil i would like to great everyone. high moral and high discipline

    mayibuye azania vere vere pac vere vere

  7. High revolutionary greetings to all sons and daughters of the soil. The commitment that is proved by revolutionary programms that are aimed at liberating the masses of our people from all neocolounial chains that are perpertuated by the rilling Party.

  8. “WE SERVE”,”WE SUFFER” and “WE SACRIFICE”

    iAFRIKA.

    SiayFUNDA, siyaPASA siyaPHATHA sonz and of the daughters soil. IZWE LETHU maAFRIKA amahle. We need to unit an b one. ***Kholz*** Umthatha (ZMK) LOVE U ALL!!!! IZWE LETHU
    4 BONDING perposezzz call ***0785577233***
    IZWEE sons and daughters of the soil!!!

  9. Sons, Daughters, Supporters,Followers and fans of PASMA i greet you all sithi phata pasma phata, we are here to serve not to distroy, but to satisfy students needs in all institutions IZWE LETHU MA-AFRIKA AMAHLE. All we need is pasmatic approach

  10. I ZWE LETHU I AFRIKA, I BELIVE WE HAVE EVERTHING TO TAKE ON THIS INSTITUTION OUR MANDATE IS CLEAR IS TO STUDY AND FIGHT WITHOUT VANDLISM LETS ENGAGE THE UNIVERSITY OF FREE STATE AND FORT HARE.

    WE ARE THE GLIMMERS OF THE NEW WIRLD ORDER
    IZWE LETHU I AFRICA
    NKULULEKO NGOKU

    1. pasma is the only student movement that is entittled to fight for socialist education

  11. Greeting Africans.
    Ma- Afrika,PASMA must fight for socialist education until the last drop of capitailst system falls, cause Africans we are not afraid of the consequences of our action, we have teeth in our gums we will bite if we are pushed to do so.
    PASMA ROCKS VUMA!

  12. receive ma revolutionary greetings all africans we are here to lead the azania.lets unite and fight for one goal we can suceed.izwe lethu.i nid both forthare and wsu contact no.anyone with a help contact 0785745917 soso from fortcox college

  13. My name is Engilane Lukhanyo i want to download an application form for
    2011 but the only application form is available is for 2010 plz guys
    post it or email to me in this email address.I need It asp.

  14. sons and dougters,this is to say, now its time for us to change the neggetive climate of walter sisulu university(ibika campus), so we must stand together to promote the development in walter sisulu university.
    izwelethu ma-Africa
    PASMA RULES

  15. Fraternal and Revolutionary greetings.

    Sons & Daughters of the soil, i need a copy of the book authored by Mo-Afrika Letlapa Mphahlele. Anyone who knows where i can buy it,please provide with such information.
    contact no . 0714730155

  16. IZWEEEEEEEEEEEE LETHU SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF AZANIA, REALLY IT IS OUR TIME 2 SHINE NOW SO LET JUST WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFE. MAYIBUYE iAZANIA KUTHI MAJONI

    1. noble sons n dawtars, its very a high time 4 us a student to re-group other student to join our organisation. pls people,lets remind our elders about PAC.

  17. izwele2 there is a tendency that is likely 2 pull africans down
    africans tend to join pasma in persuit of positions or potifolios. this is really destroying our oganisation. amafrika now elect people they are friends with. myself i never join pasma hunting 4 any potifolio and 1 thing i hate about some of the africans is that when they go 4 agm, they go thr already knowing who must emerge. africans lets do away with the habit of going to mass just 4 the sake of following the constitution of pasma and yet we know that due to personal conflicts tha some africans can not emerge. let us not elect on the basis of friendship izweletu i africa.

    1. izwe- lethu joni, i do agree wf u. this is really destroying our organisation a mo-afrika.

  18. all the sons n dawters of the noble soil, receive my heartfelf greetings. its been a tough time to all of us as PAC members, we r exhausted to be masterbated by amachater and confine ourselves to mute as far sa national student representation is concern.

  19. as i am the son of the Soil, Africa for Africans ma- Africa. Mr A Sobukwe once said we are what we believe in as so we must suffer, make sacrifices to be heard in our land. IZWE LE2 MA AFRICA

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