Ignore call to hit teachers - DA Youth

2011-03-16 21:13
Pretoria - Pupils must ignore the call by the Congress of SA Students (Cosas) to hit back when they are being hit by teachers, the DA Youth said on Wednesday.

"We should actually instead encourage learners to open cases with [the police] where incidences of unlawful conducts are performed by teachers on learners," DA Youth Gauteng leader Lebo More said.

He was responding to Cosas provincial chairperson Ntsako Mogobe's call for pupils to "fight fire with fire" when teachers hit them.

"We call on all students to fight fire with fire. When teachers hit you, you must hit back," Mogobe told reporters in Pretoria.

He defended his statement by saying that teachers were failing in their duty to teach.

More said Mogobe's utterances were disturbing and would not improve studying in schools.

"Many learners are likely to interpret this statement as encouraging violence in schools and this we strongly discourage," he said.

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