The National Congress of School Governing Bodies has called on the Free State Department of Education to prioritize safety measures in schools after numerous reports of violence. Recently, four different violent attacks were reported, in which three learners were fatally injured.
National Congress of School Governing Bodies Secretary General Thabang Motloung said that school violence is a societal problem that needs urgent attention.
“We are calling on the Free State Department of Basic Education to appoint security guards and regularly involve psychologists in our schools. Not after a while, but if social workers can visit schools two times a month, we may be able to solve this problem,” says Motloung.
The Provincial Secretary of the Teachers Union – SADTU, Mokholoane Moloi says they are also concerned about the recent violence in schools in the Free State.
“These incidents even if they are few but they worry us because if they are not taken seriously and do not stop the situation, we could live incidents of the past, in the province. But we are very concerned about what is happening now,” says Moloi.
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