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Department Of Basic Education condemns initiation practices in schools, 19 January 2018

The Department of Basic Education condemns in the strongest terms the use of initiation practices in schools. These are often violent and humiliating for learners and constitute a form of abuse.

Initiation is prohibited in our schools and any learner who is subjected to such practices is encouraged to report it to their parents immediately. Parents should *in turn immediately take it up with the principal of the school and if need be the district education office.

*Initiation practices breed a culture of violence. This is not welcome in the schooling environment and may cause learners who feel intimidated and humiliated to act out violently in retaliation.

Schools need to be peaceful and safe spaces that are welcoming and conducive to impactful learning, not a place of fear.

As the Department of Basic Education we endeavour to holistically educate our learners to be productive members of society, this cannot be done in an environment that promote violence, intimidation and humiliation.

Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275 | Troy Martens – 078 899 3070 

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Written By: Administrator Account
Date Posted: 1/19/2018
Number of Views: 506

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