Ill-disciplined pupils a serious problem at Mphundle High
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.