23 teachers from Ntji Mothapo Primary School in GaMothapo village in Limpopo have been dismissed by aggrieved community members.
The teachers were shown the exit door on Monday after they bluntly deserted their duty posts, refusing to teach.
BuzzSouthAfrica recalls bringing you a report of some Ntji Mothapo Primary School in GaMothapo village in Limpopo teachers , who dumped their classes following the installation of CCTV cameras in the school last month.
Startled by the teachers’ attitude, some aggrieved parents marched down to the school on Monday, throwing them out of the academical environment.
The 23 teachers, affiliated to the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), also carried out non-violent protests to express their grievances, whil allegedly barring the lenses of the cameras from capturing them.
27 classrooms in Ntji Mothapo Primary School in the Ramogale section of GaMothapo village, are currently fitted with cameras and white boards worth R22000. The school, which has 1367 pupils from grades R to seven and 36 teachers, also has overhead projectors in eight classroom.
Following the shameful dismissal of the techers, a member of the Ntji Mothapo Primary School governing body confirmed that officials of the department of education have been asked to deploy new teachers to the school.
“We want the department of education to bring us new teachers because those ones no longer want to work at this school.”
A resident however confirmed that they would ensure the expelled teachers stay far off from the school premises because they obviously do not have the future and interests of the pupils at heart.
Meanwhile, Department spokesman Naledzani Rasila confirmed that plans are underway to meet the parents in order to resolve the issue.