Phoenix mum opens assault case after teacher pinches her son

A Phoenix mother has opened an assault case at Phoenix SAPS against her son’s teacher for pinching him. This after the Rydalvale mum found pinch marks on the 8-year-old son body, Phoenix Tabloid reported. The teacher allegedly pinched the boy for not completing his work on Monday. Rowanne Israel, 31, took to social media to… Continue reading Phoenix mum opens assault case after teacher pinches her son

Ramaphosa gives thumbs-up for Grade 9 certificate, exit plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the implementation of an education policy officially making grade 9 one of the exit points for schooling to be speeded up. The thumbs-up from Ramaphosa means that the plan — which saw basic education Angie Motshekga receive flak from the public for saying learners who want to exit basic… Continue reading Ramaphosa gives thumbs-up for Grade 9 certificate, exit plan

Pupils jump over raw sewage to get to classroom at primary school in Durban

Durban – Parents of children attending Livingstone Primary School in Morningside have complained that dropping them at school every morning has become the worst moment of their day, as children have to jump over raw sewage to get to the classroom. Parents on Thursday called on the eThekwini Municipality to attend to the leak which… Continue reading Pupils jump over raw sewage to get to classroom at primary school in Durban

Teacher left bleeding after ‘assault’ by grade 4 pupil

A grade 4 pupil from Sakhile Primary School in Heidelberg, Gauteng, has been suspended after allegedly assaulting a teacher on Tuesday. Gauteng basic education spokesperson Steve Mabona confirmed the incident. “It is alleged that a grade 4 learner threw a pencil case towards an educator while she was busy at her table. Unfortunately, it hit… Continue reading Teacher left bleeding after ‘assault’ by grade 4 pupil

Pupils treated at Durban school after coughing fits, burning throats and eyes

Durban – At least 15 pupils from Effingham Heights Primary School in Durban have been treated by paramedics after they started having coughing fits and complained of burning throats and eyes. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the pupils most affected were the ones who were seated next to windows in their classrooms. “We received… Continue reading Pupils treated at Durban school after coughing fits, burning throats and eyes

South Africa’s latest matric pass rate – 8%

The Education Department’s decision to allow progressed matric learners to write their exams over two years has failed, according to a report by The Sunday Times. Of the 78,363 pupils who wrote their exams using this “opportunity”, just 6,320 passed – equating to a dismal 8% pass rate. Of these students, only 260 attained Bachelor’s… Continue reading South Africa’s latest matric pass rate – 8%