Ill-dis­ci­plined pupils a se­ri­ous prob­lem at Mphun­dle High

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS -

TEACH­ERS at Mphun­dle High School have com­plained of illd­is­ci­pline amongst pupils at the school, say­ing that it was one of the nu­mer­ous chal­lenges they face.

Prin­ci­pal Phumzile Nku­mane-Dlamini said teach­ers were find­ing it dif­fi­cult to ex­e­cute their du­ties, es­pe­cially with pupils who have no re­spect for them.

She said the sit­u­a­tion was fur­ther ag­gra­vated by some par­ents who would side with the pupils when­ever they are in­formed of their be­hav­iour.

Some pupils were said to have taken ad­van­tage of the fact that cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment was abol­ished, and would con­duct them­selves as they please.

Mean­while, the prin­ci­pal fur­ther re­ported that the school was faced with a se­ri­ous chal­lenge of a short­age of teach­ers’ houses.

She said the few avail­able houses at the quar­ters were now di­lap­i­dated, and were a health haz­ard to the teach­ers. Ap­par­ently, this is one com­plaint which was once raised by the teach­ers who are ac­com­mo­dated at the quar­ters. They dis­closed that some of the houses had be­come bee hives. This was re­port­edly the same sit­u­a­tion for some classes at the school.

None­the­less, the prin­ci­pal com­mended teach­ers at the school for re­main­ing com­mit­ted to their work de­spite the chal­lenges. She fur­ther thanked Mat­san­jeni North MP Phila Buthelezi for sup­port­ing the school and pro­vid­ing in­cen­tives to ex­celling pupils. She pointed out that this has im­proved the per­for­mance of the pupils, es­pe­cially in ex­ter­nal classes.

FAREWELL: Schools In­spec­tor Gugu Dlamini mak­ing her re­marks.

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