A North West matric pupil has been suspended for allegedly assaulting a instructor.
- A matric pupil at a North West college has been suspended for allegedly headbutting a instructor final week.
- Pupils had been seemingly upset that their college can be closing after a instructor examined optimistic for Covid-19.
- The provincial schooling division shall be conducting a disciplinary inquiry.
A Grade 12 pupil has been suspended for allegedly assaulting a instructor upon studying that his college would shut following a optimistic Covid-19 case.
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In accordance with North West Division of Training spokesperson Elias Malindi, the incident occurred on the Motswedi Secondary Faculty close to Zeerust on Thursday.
A gaggle of matric learners allegedly assaulted the instructor and video footage of the incident was distributed on social media pages.
“On the day of the incident, subdistrict officers and the college administration assembled learners on the college to [inform] them of the momentary college closure on account of a confirmed case of Covid-19 among the many lecturers,” Malindi mentioned.
“After the assembly, a number of the learners had been sad in regards to the determination of closing the college and had been seen arguing and assaulting a instructor. One of many learners was seen headbutting the instructor whereas others had been insulting him.”
‘Unacceptable, indecent behaviour’
North West Training MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela mentioned she was “upset by the unacceptable and indecent behaviour” of the pupils.
“This behaviour of assaulting lecturers in our faculties by learners is completely unacceptable. In 2018, an educator was stabbed to demise by a learner in the identical subdistrict and we can not permit such a deplorable behaviour to resurface in our faculties.
“As a division we view this as a really critical offence to be dedicated by learners. Lecturers are mother and father to learners whereas they’re in class and no baby shall be allowed to boost a hand in direction of them.
“l have instructed the officers of the division to make sure that a disciplinary listening to takes place as quickly as attainable in opposition to all learners concerned within the incident”, mentioned Matsemela.
The learner was suspended with quick impact after the incident. The disciplinary listening to is predicted to happen this week after the college has been decontaminated and disinfected.
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