Glenhills Secondary School: What is the progress?

2016-02-10 06:00

SCHOOLING has returned to normal at Glenhills Secondary School.

Pupils are back in their classrooms and teaching and learning is continuing as normal, according to the provincial Department of Education (KZN DoE). Schooling was disrupted last week after an incident of pupil-on-pupil violence was sparked at the school on Friday afternoon, 29 January.

On Monday last week, pupils protested demanding the removal of the school principal Mr M Budhram, making allegations of racism at the school.

However, these allegations were squashed by the KZN DoE spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi.

He said the provincial Department of Education together with the local department have undertaken investigations into the allegations that were made during the past few days.

However, much to parents ire, a report back meeting for parents is yet to be held.
According to one parent, Reshika Singh: “School is back to normal although the number of security guards on the school premises has increased. Scholars have been briefed on procedures regarding their grievances and have been advised to take it through the proper channels instead of rioting and causing chaos. There is still no news of a parents meeting.”

Many parents and former pupils have spoken out in support of the principal, claiming that he is being targeted due to his strict discipline policy.

Commenting on the Stanger Weekly Facebook page regarding the incident, Aashish Bharat said: “[This is] benighted behaviour from both parents and ‘students’. [It is] disturbing to hear about this accusation against a brilliant educator and principal.”

Shana Premrajh commented: “Mr Budhram is a brilliant and fair educator. He is one of most decent people in the teaching fraternity today.

“It is unfair for some parents and some children to tarnish this educators career after so many years of teaching.”

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