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education blackboard thumb medium80 92Timeslive reports that a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) school is planning to fire a teacher it recently employed after discovering that he allegedly sexually abused a young boy while at a previous school.  

Police arrested the teacher at Amajuba High School in Newcastle last Wednesday following two alleged sexual assaults on the boy, the first when he was a 12-year-old pupil at Dannhauser Primary Full Service School in August 2016.  The chairperson of Amajuba High’s governing body confirmed that a letter would be forwarded to the teacher's attorney asking him to provide reasons why he should not be dismissed.  Dannhauser Primary Full Service School dismissed the teacher last year, but declined to say if that was linked to the sexual assault allegations.  He subsequently found a teaching job at a school in Nquthu, outside Dundee, before he was appointed at Amajuba High.  The circumstances surrounding the teacher's employment at the Nquthu school and at Amajuba High have raised serious questions about whether schools were screening and conducting background checks on teachers before employing them.

  • Read this report by Prega Govender at Timeslive


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