Parents intervene in pupils’ bad behaviour

2016-09-16 06:00

SUBSTANCE abuse and bad behaviour by pupils at Carl Malcomess High in Kokstad has resulted in parents and the community intervening.

Since last week parents and residents have been patrolling inside the school premises to ensure that pupils do not dodge classes.

SGB chairperson Mbuyiswa Nocanda said the patrolling will continue until the end of the year.

“Parents and community members decided to step in regarding the disciplining of pupils and test them to have respect for the school.
“Parents want to make sure that pupils arrive on time for school and do not dodge classes.
“The high number of pupils using dagga during school hours is also concerning.

“The ill-discipline of pupils during school hours will end if parents and stakeholders work together.”

The Fever published a story on 26 August about five matric pupils, who were suspended for bad behaviour at school.
The pupils were accused of throwing a cracker bomb into a classroom, but their suspension has since ended.

Ward councillor Lwanda Madikizela supports the initiative of the parents.

A parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, said before parents intervened dagga smoke was seen coming from the boys’ toilets during school hours, however, this has since stopped.

“Since this initiative began pupils are behaving well.”

Nocanda said a drug and substance abuse awareness campaign is going to be launched in school soon.

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