Teaching profession is attracting criminals and convicted ...

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Teaching profession is attracting criminals and convicted murderers

An alarming number of prospective teachers have criminal records ranging from theft to domestic violence

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Murderers, fraudsters, thieves and drunkards ... these were among the prospective teachers who applied for registration with the SA Council for Educators (Sace) in the past financial year.

Of the 59 applicants with criminal records, two were convicted murderers, while one was found guilty of attempted murder.

The other 56 applicants with criminal convictions included theft (16), physical assault (14), fraud (3), housebreaking (1), shoplifting (1), robbery (1), driving under the influence (9), drugs (4), malicious damage to property (2), fraudulent qualifications (3) and domestic violence (2)...

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