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Parents step in to help ‘take back’ Eastern Cape schools


Parents step in to help ‘take back’ Eastern Cape schools

Two schools have asked parents to help keep an eye on pupils, but a former principal says its ‘risky’


In a desperate bid to maintain discipline among pupils, an Eastern Cape school recently roped in parents to help patrol the premises.

A group of about 18 parents of pupils at Humansdorp Secondary School have been filling in for teachers who are not in class, as well as keeping a beady eye on pupils as they move from one classroom to the next during the change of lessons.

Jaques Alexander, vice-chairperson of the governing body at Humansdorp Secondary, which has more than 2,000 pupils, said the move to bring in parents was triggered by a fight at the school a few weeks ago...

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