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Soweto principal faces suspension after siblings miss exams over school shoes

7 November 2019 6:02 PM
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The Gauteng Education Department is investigating after the principal sent to schoolboys home for wearing the incorrect shoes.

The principal of a school in Dobsonville, Soweto, has to justify why she should stay in her position while officials conduct an investigation at her school.

The Gauteng Education Department is probing how two indigent primary school pupils were sent home for not having school shoes on Tuesday.

According to IOL, the two brothers, aged 10 and 12, apparently missed two exams after they were told to leave for not having the correct school shoes.

The publication reports that the principal at Makhoarane Primary School had chased the siblings away for wearing takkies.

It's understood that their unemployed, single mother could not afford proper school shoes for the boys who are in grade 5 and grade 6.

The department's spokesperson Steve Mabona says the principal has been issued with a letter to give reasons why she shouldn't be transferred during the investigation.

The department says the children were told to return to school on Thursday after an investigation was launched.

A kind donor has sponsored shoes for the two pupils and they will be given an opportunity to write the exam papers that they missed.

We immediately launched an investigation [on Wednesday].

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Department of Education

Today, a letter has already been issued to the principal to give us reasons why she should not be precautionarily transferred to district office while we continue with the investigation.

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Department of Education

She will respond tomorrow [on Friday] and after checking on her reasons we [the department] will make a decision.

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Department of Education

The only person who can expel a child from school is the head of department. No one has the right to expel a child from school.

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Department of Education

We feel that precautionarily, we need to remove her from the school.

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Department of Education

The boys missed a paper on Tuesday and yesterday [on Wednesday].

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Department of Education

Listen to the update on Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph:


7 November 2019 6:02 PM
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