There is a crisis in our schools, no need to sugar coat it -Panyaza Lesufi

Gauteng province recorded 175 complaints of physical assault of learners by teachers last year.

Sexual abuse complaints recorded were 43.

Gauteng MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi says the situation is unbearable and action is needed.

Where there is a need for us as a department to protect either educators or learners we will do so without favour.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education

READ: Schools 'under siege' from learners says Education MEC

Lesufi says last year alone the department dismissed 44 educators.

He says that there is an urgent need to establish a rehabilitation school instead of moving suspended learners around.

Lesufi further says the violence in schools has reached a crisis point.

It is a crisis, there's no need to sugar coat it.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education

ALSO READ: 'Pupil violence in schools should be looked at holistically'

Majority of learners don't feel safe especially girl children.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education

It is a crisis where learners that are supposed to be in class accepting education but in return attack the person who is supposed to give them that education.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education

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