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education blackboard thumb medium80 92SABC News reports that the Eastern Cape Department of Education has placed four provisional teachers and an administrator at St Matthews High School in Keiskammahoek to take over from suspended teachers implicated in a sex-for-marks scandal.  

The suspended male teachers have been accused of demanding sex from girls in exchange for good marks and promotion to the next grade.  Director for school administration, Melikhaya Mancoko, said the situation at St Matthews was under control and that the replacement teachers were already in the classrooms to make sure that teaching and learning resumed with speed.  Mancoko added that investigations into the allegations of sexual assault were at an advanced stage:  “The labour relations, the risk management and legal services they are the ones driving this investigation, they are giving it the sensitivity it deserves, they promised that within 14 days we will be receiving a preliminary report regarding this.”

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