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education blackboard thumb medium80 92City Press reports that angry parents have shut down a school in the Eastern Cape in the wake of a scandal in which schoolgirls were extorted for sex in exchange for passing the year, and which has left one schoolgirl pregnant.  

Six teachers at the Flagstaff Comprehensive High School in Esiginqini have been accused of demanding sex from schoolgirls.  Those who did not give in to their demands were failed.  The Eastern Cape education department confirmed that it was aware of the matter and that an investigation was under way.  A matric pupil told City Press that it was common knowledge that some of the teachers were having sex with their pupils.  Provincial education spokesperson Malibongwe Mtima said the preliminary investigation had found that, out of the six implicated teachers, at least two had had sex with pupils.  “Three pupils have been affected.  Of the three, one left the school after allegedly being impregnated by a teacher,” he indicated.  Mtima added that they were also “contemplating” suspending the implicated teachers so that they did not interfere with the investigation.  He said that the suspended principal was not implicated in the sex for marks scandal, but for manipulating the results.

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