VAAL TRIANGLE. – The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), through its spokesperson Steve Mabona has confirmed that the disruptions of exams at four schools in the region last week were indeed caused by teachers and not by learners as initially stated by concerned residents on various social media platforms.
The schools affected by this incident are Thuto Lore Comprehensive School, Lekoa Shandu Secondary School, Mohloli Secondary School and Isizwe-Setjhaba Secondary School.
Mabona says, “We can confirm that exams at the above-mentioned schools were disrupted by some teachers on Friday, 02 November 2018. The department strongly condemns the disruption of schools, particularly in this critical examination period. We urge all stakeholders to use available structures to raise issues of concern and not to disrupt schooling.
“It is alleged that the teachers stormed into the four schools to revolt against the Grade 11 common exam, disrupting the writing of English first additional language paper 3 for Grade 10 and 11 respectively. ”
Mabona stated that following disruptions, two of the schools continued with exams, while two other schools rescheduled their Grade 10 and 11 papers to a later date.
Isizwe-Setjhaba Secondary will write the papers on the 14 November 2018 and Mohloli Secondary on the 19 November 2018. Currently the situation is normal and exams are continuing in all schools and the district is monitoring the situation.