Late arrival of pupils a challenge

2018-03-30 06:01
Photo: siphelele nketoPupils were found gathered on the side of a road during school hours.

Photo: siphelele nketoPupils were found gathered on the side of a road during school hours.

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“We have to wait for one another when going to school because gangs terrorise us on our way to school and we are late,” said a pupil who was found on a street during school hours.

Department of Education Kokstad circuit manager Cedric Mseleku said the government has made efforts by donating bicycles to pupils at some schools to address the problem of late arrivals.
He said a school bus was hired by the government to transport pupils who attend farm schools around Kokstad. “We instructed schools to close their gates after 8 am for pupils to understand the importance of coming early. The number of pupils who are seen moving around during school hours has reduced and I want to encourage parents to play a role to fight the late coming of pupils,” said Mseleku.

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