Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Student union encourages pupils to hit back

By Khanyisa Tabata
16 March 2011

The Congress of South African Students today encouraged school children to retaliate against teachers who hit them. Gauteng provincial Cosas chairperson Ntsako Mogobe told reporters in Pretoria that teachers were failing in their duty to teach.

Democratic Teachers' Union regional chairperson Moss Senye, who is the principal of Soweto's Meadowlands High School, appeared in court on Monday for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old pupil last month.

The ANC has called for the teachers who missed school to attend Senye's hearing to be fired.

In another development the Congress of the People in the Gauteng legislature has slammed the ANC’s silence following Senye’s attack on education MEC Barbara Creecy.

Senye described Creecy as a Satanist and a racist for calling for restraint and discipline among teachers.

Cope’s Ndzipho Kalipa says they are waiting to see whether the ruling party will act against the Sadtu official.

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