Teachers from across the Western Cape province are expected to attend a mass meeting called by the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) following concerns about abuse in schools. The event is scheduled for 2 pm and will take place at the Heideveld Primary School.
According to the union’s statement, one of the issues that provoked numerous assault cases inside classrooms and school premises is overcrowding. To argument their position, the organization members cited an old education method as an example of better children recruitment system:
“In former model C schools, they don’t have this problem. They refuse to take numbers that will fill up the entire classroom,” Sadtu regional secretary Jonovan Rustin said. He argued that the main goal of the meeting was to get the government to address the issue.
“Teachers are complaining every year about overcrowding in township schools and that still is not being attended to; the situation is really worrisome,” he added.