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education blackboard thumb medium80 92Timeslive reports that the Education for Social Justice Foundation says it is outraged and infuriated by endless violence directed at teachers by learners in some of the schools across the country.  

The recent attack on a teacher by a learner at a school in Three Rivers must be prioritized by the police‚ said Hendrick Makaneta‚ the foundation's deputy chairperson.  "We can no longer fold our arms and watch when teachers are harassed by learners in schools.  Schools are not hiding places for ill-disciplined learners.  We therefore call on the Department of Basic Education to immediately expel the learner who was involved in the harassment of the teacher at Vaal without any delay."  The foundation also urged government to act decisively to restore law and order in schools‚ in order to maintain the necessary confidence of parents and members of the public in SA's schooling system.  It recommended that government should install cameras in all classrooms across SA schools.  On Friday‚ the Gauteng education department said it was investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident depicted in a video that went viral showing a learner throwing something at her teacher.  The department has offered counselling to the affected teacher through the employee wellness programme.

  • Read this report in full at Timeslive
  • Read too, Lesufi commends Three Rivers teacher accosted by pupil, at Timeslive

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