Disruptive pupils, dagga and disrespect among reasons teacher is ready to retire

November 24, 2022 0 By Cypher9ja

Disruptive pupils who smoke dagga at school are among the reasons a teacher is ready to throw the towel and retire. A Grade 4 teacher, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, said she was fed up. “Bad things are happening at our schools,” she said. The teacher said what was worsening the situation was that about 20% of pupils in her class couldn’t read or write. “I have seen a pupil passed to the next grade who couldn’t spell,” she said. She blamed the department of basic education for promoting pupils who were not ready for the…