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Department discussed unruly children

   23 February 2018   l   Justin Steyn    l   Views: 162   l   22 days ago  


The Department of Education at Bela-Bela has expressed concern over the amount of undisciplined learners in different schools.

This emerged during a rather poorly-attended rural safety meeting on Thursday 8 February at the Bela-Bela police station.

“This is a serious matter that needs to be brought under the attention of all community forums. It is a shame that there are so few representatives in the house. Previous attendees have probably not taken note of our date shifts as yet,” said Captain George Lebesi who chaired the meeting.  

A representative of the department stated that there is an increase in drug and alcohol related issues in schools.

“It is of great concern that is only the start of the year and we have seen a worrying amount of cases where learners are using drugs and alcohol in school,” he said. 

He added that learners have also become increasingly violent. Lebesi also said that he is aware of instances related to violence among the youth.

“Just yesterday the police station was approached with a case of violence where it was reported that three boys were involved in an alleged assault and this is becoming more common,” he said. 

Lebesi added that a higher attendance rate  is expected at the next rural meeting which is expected to take place every second Thursday of each month.




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