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‘Let our soldiers go to these schools and teach for three months, I promise you these learners will never attack teachers again’, Lekota

COPE leader Mosiuoa Patrick says his party is concerned with the increasing number of incidents where learners attack teachers in South African schools.
The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, admits that the recent spate of stabbings and attacks at learning institutions across South Africa is cause for major concern. Due to the rising levels of school-based violence, Motshekga has called for an urgent meeting with law enforcement departments.

According to Lekota, “We should let our soldiers go to these schools and teach for three months,”
“I promise you these learners will never attack teachers again” he said.

In just over a month, 800 000 pupils in 8000 centres around the country will undertake their National Senior Certificate exams. With a disturbing antisocial trend manifesting in these centres, Motshekga has toyed with the idea of increasing security measures around examination centres, which may include the presence of police officers.
Yet, despite concerns surrounding learner and teacher safety, Motshekga remains confident that examination procedures will run smoothly, with the relevant systems in place to dispel violence and test leaks which have marred previous Senior Certificate assessments.