Sadtu (South African Democratic Teacher's Union) is up in arms over the lack of support for teachers who are violated by scholars in classrooms.
The union also attributed the high exodus of teachers from the profession to the depression they suffer after these incidents. They say it makes them incapable of performing their duties.
This comes after a video went viral, showing three pupils wrestling a teacher and prompting MEC Panyaza Lesufi to look into the matter.
Lesufi confirmed that the teacher has received trauma counselling after the pupils were suspended.
Sorted! Learners suspended hearing on Monday. Teacher receiving counseling and support https://t.co/I8VtfI9qXE— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) September 13, 2016
Listen to the comments regarding the matter below:
We have problems in our education system. The kids of today don't have respect anymore because they take advantage of the law.— KK, caller in Joburg
The unions tend to drag their feet and it happens often... specifically with implementations of provincial regulation and national legislation that protects both kids and teachers.— David, caller in Darrenwood