30 October 2012
The Western Cape Education Department
has called for a report on the number of late comers at schools in the City and
the surrounding areas .
This comes after allegations that
pupils visit the station deck to buy drugs before attending school.
However they did not find any
substances as it is alleged that the activities pick up after school. The Department
says that they have discovered that learners are bunking school and require more
visible policing are required in this time.
The department has in this regard also
urged parents to be more vigilant and monitor their children’s whereabouts and
be on the lookout at all times.
Parents don’t always know what their
children are up to during these hours but the department has asked that parents
take an active interest in their children’s lives and also build a relationship
with their children’s educators so that they are always on par with their children’s
The Department urges parents to call
the save our schools hotline when they suspect
that their children are abusing subsistence or for advice on how to deal with
their children to make use of the
hotline on 0800 45 46 47.
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