Department plays down ban on boys in girls’ dorm

2011-08-23 00:00

THE Education Department says the suspension of boys from the hostel of Sukuma Comprehensive High School after they were caught in a girls’ dormitory should not be sensationalised, and that the media should give the department time to complete its inquiry.

Despite assurances by the department that it is investigating, and the denial that the boys spent the night at the hostel, some parents are concerned about the running of the facility.

One parent said the department has failed to explain how the boys got the keys to the girls’ section.

“These children slept over at the hostel because on the night in question my daughter didn’t come home.

“Only God knows what happened between them, because when I interrogated her, she said they were only holding each other when they were caught.

“I asked the principal how this could have happened because access to both sections [boys’ and girls’] was controlled by a matron or caretaker. All he said was that those who are in charge watch of the hostels are on their way, but didn’t elaborate,” said the parent.

Education Department spokesperson Mbali Thusi said, “It was a long weekend and some learners decided to remain at the hostel. The boys were caught at the girls’ washing line carrying washing.

“According to the school’s code of conduct, this is prohibited as boys have their own section.”

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