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Gauteng Department of Education concerned about the safety of schools

A report by eNCA has revealed that safety remains a concern for the Department of Education in Gauteng .Since schools reopened a couple of weeks back , there have already been two schools that got robbed . In one of the robberies , there was an assault incident on the school principal before some valuables were stolen .On Friday , there was a shooting incident of a school principal yet again as she was going out of the school .

All these incidences reveal how crimes have been committed in schools , yet no arrests have been made yet . Mr Steve Mabona , who is the spokesperson for the Gauteng Education department was invited on eNCA to share his views regarding the schools' security status in the province .. The spokesperson said that they were concerned with what was happening in schools . He said that there was need for the communities to assist the schools by protecting them .Mr Mabona said that schools were the most important part of the society that needed to be protected because what is produced in schools is important for the societies .He went on and said that he is hopeful that the security clusters work hard to ensure that schools become safe from criminal activities .There is need for the security cluster to be motivated and encouraged to do their job.Mr Mabona was asked if the School Governing Bodies could have more space to advocate for more security in schools .He revealed that every school had a police officer that was linked to a school ., and if anything happened , the police officer linked to that school is contacted . Mr Mabona said that the SGB needed to be the one that is in contact with the communities . They should encourage them to play lead roles in protecting schools .

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