'Schools are so violent teachers live in fear'

CATEGORY: Education and Skills Development
DATE: 15 June 2017
AUTHOR: Bizcommunity.com

Twenty percent of South Africa's teachers believe that schools are violent places and suspect their students and colleagues are armed.

This is according to a survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council with the Department of Education among more than 20,000 teachers at 1,380 schools across the country.

About 17% of teachers reported fights involving weapons at school and almost 13% of teachers believe gangs operate in their school.

Most reported violence was between pupils or between a pupil and a teacher.

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