Motshekga calls urgent meeting with police over school violence

Its 33 days before the start of the National Senior Certificate exams, where nearly 800 000 pupils in 8000 centres around the country will be sitting down for their exams.

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga says it is all systems go for her department and they are ready for the exams.

She says they have been working with different provinces to make sure that their systems are leak proof.

READ: Zeerust high school pupil arrested for stabbing his teacher to death

The minister adds that she will urgently meet with her counterparts in the ministries of Police and Social Development to discuss the recent spate of violence at schools.

It is extremely concerning and disheartening. we have programmes that we, on an ongoing basis, implement with the departments of police and social development.

Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister

With these recent spates of violence, we decided to get up and say what more do we need to do?

Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister

Listen below to the full interview:


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