Congress of The People challenges claims made by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in which she overtly stated that the education sector is without crisis meanwhile misleading our country. Our dismal failure in maths and science education means that we will not be able to produce the skilled work force that our economy needs and will continue to need. Simple tasks like replacing mud schools with properly built schools and the even simpler task of delivering textbooks to learners seems beyond the capability of government. The constant change of the curriculum also suggests that the department is clueless of how to control the present crisis. We must also remember that as we are approaching the second term of this year, learners are expected to write exams which they have been supposedly prepared for since January. In cases where the education sector is busy battling for lawsuits instead of delivering ‘basics tools’ like textbooks, what outcome are we expecting from these learners. An upturn or a cutback? The Minister must realise that the education catastrophe is not in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo only as she seems to optimistically outline. Other provinces are also suffering when it comes to methods and infrastructure used to engineer the learning processes. The 7500 posts for temporary teachers in the Eastern Cape is an overdue procedure in any case and so we cannot cheerfully applaud the department for such an initiative considering that there has been an endless struggle of non-payment of temporary teachers in the province anyway. This testimony comes as a stunning surprise considering the current feeble conditions that out children are subjected to. COPE finds Minister Angie Motshekga’s revelations to be astonishing claims with no visible proof. This in any case needs major challenging and cannot be left unquestioned as she seems to be actively misleading the country.