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

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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’

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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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