Limpopo pupils boycott school over sex claims
Johannesburg - Pupils at a school in Limpopo have boycotted classes since the beginning of the year claiming their teachers are asking female pupils for sex, the Sowetan newspaper reported on Thursday.
"We cannot fold our arms when teachers whom we regard as our parents, want to bed us in exchange for a pass at the end of the year," said a pupil whose name was withheld.
The pupils at Mahlontebe High School in Roosenekal reportedly have the support of their parents and have also accused teachers of coming late and bunking classes.
School governing body chairperson Ephraim Chilwane confirmed the boycott by the pupils and said the allegations were being investigated.
The school body had also told the provincial education department, for it to conduct its own investigation.
A pupil said others had boycotted classes after teachers showed very little interest in their education and claimed most had failed because teachers were not doing their work.
The pupils said they had reported the teachers' conduct to the school's principal but he had failed to act.
The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union and the education department said they would investigate.