School imposes drug and pregnancy test policy

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Xolilizwe Senior Secondary School announced its new policy earlier this month. Photo: iStock
Xolilizwe Senior Secondary School announced its new policy earlier this month. Photo: iStock

NEWS

Xolilizwe Senior Secondary School in Nqadu, between Willowale and Dutywa, announced this policy on its Facebook page earlier this month.

The school also recommended that parents have the tests done at a local clinic at a cost of R200 for a drug test and R50 for a pregnancy test. The response to this controversial policy has been mixed. According to reports, no parents are unhappy about the drug tests, but the pregnancy test is another matter.

Support independent journalism
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
A new report by the Electoral Integrity Project, which looks at the quality of electoral integrity worldwide, has identified South Africa as having the second-highest level of integrity in its elections in Africa. Do you agree with the report?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
No
0% - 0 votes
Yes
45% - 5 votes
We should be first
55% - 6 votes
Vote