‘We want to teach, not look after criminals’

19 June 2019 - 07:00 By Prega Govender
According to the CEO of the Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie teachers are not trained to efficiently deal with violent pupils.
According to the CEO of the Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie teachers are not trained to efficiently deal with violent pupils. 
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Teachers are not trained to discipline criminals, be criminologists or play the role of a Correctional Services officer.

So says Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie CEO Chris Klopper after their recent study found that at least 75% of respondents said their school’s code of conduct was not effective in maintaining discipline, while 70% said they had not been trained to deal with violent pupils.

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