A teacher assaulted by a learner and parent

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Free State Education MEC, Dr Tate Makgoe has strongly criticised the assault of a teacher by a parent and his grade-11-girl-learner. This barbaric incident happened on Thursday at Setjhaba se Maketse Combined School after the father of the grade 11 learner came to the school and together with his child physically assaulted the Physical Science teacher Mr Mokgobo TS.

MEC Makgoe said the Safety of teachers and learners is important for conducive learning and teaching and is therefore non-negotiable. “We condemn the assault of the teacher in full view of the learners and teachers in a strongest possible term”.

 The department urged the school governing body of the school and the district council to publicly reprimand this parent for this “gutting and unbecoming conduct”.

MEC Makgoe further said the department’s officials will on Friday,04 February 2022 visit the school to establish facts and provide psychosocial support to learners and teachers who witnessed this incident.

A case has been opened at Botshabelo police station.

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