The walls of Jericho

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*THE WALLS OF JERICHO – SA version :)*****

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*A school inspector is visiting a grade 4 class in one of the local schools
in the Soweto township*****

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He is introduced to the class by the teacher, Miss Wesizwe.

She says to the class: “Let’s show the inspector just how clever you are by
allowing him to ask you a question.”

The inspector decides to ask a biblical question. He asks: “Class, who
broke down the walls of Jericho?”

For a full minute there is absolute silence, the children all just stare at
him blankly.

Eventually Sipho raises his hand, the Inspector points excitedly to him
Sipho stands up and says: “Sir, I don’t know who broke down the walls of
Jericho, but it wasn’t me”

The inspector looks at the teacher for an explanation, she says: Well, I’ve
known Sipho since the beginning of the year and I believe that if he says
that he didn’t do it, then he didn’t do it.”

The inspector is shocked at the level of ignorance and storms down to the
principal’s office and tells him what happened.

The principal replies: “Look I don’t know the boy, but I socialise every
now and then with his teacher and I believe her, if she feels that the boy
was not involved, then he must be innocent.”

The inspector can’t believe what he is hearing, he grabs the phone on the
principal’s desk and dials the Minister of Education and relates the entire
episode and asks her what she thinks of the education standard in the
school.

The Minister sighs heavily and replies: “Eish wena, you know I’m very busy,
I don’t know the boy, the teacher or the principal, just get three quotes,
add 50% for me, and have the wall fixed by my brother.” *****

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