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19 July 2011

Safety in schools

Safety is one of the major challenges faced by numerous schools in South Africa. In many cases this is a very serious issue.

Safety is one of the major challenges faced by numerous schools in South Africa. In many cases this is a very serious issue. The problem includes violence and abuse within school premises.

Mr. Vickson Mundia, Deputy Principal of Y2K College in Cape Town, says that their school only has one entrance which is monitored by security all the time to ensure that students are safe inside the building. “The security guards also perform regular checks around the school, both inside and outside the perimeter,” he said.
He also mentioned that if there is a case of violence or bullying, the college involves the parents in any enquiry and, if necessary, the pupil is expelled. Bullying, as written in their code of conduct,  is a serious offence and therefore they are bound to take action if this kind of thing happens within the school premises.

  1. Educational news blog@ University of Pretoria-http://edulibpretoria.wordpress.com/2008/04/30/study-on-violence-in-south-african-schools-shocks/
  2. CJCP Research bulletin No.1 May 2006, http://www.cjcp.org.za/admin/uploads/research%20bulletin1.pdf
 
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