12 May 2022 - NW1042
Siwisa, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education
(1) With regard to her reply to question 573 on 7 March 2022, what guarantee does her department give that other learners will not be exposed to corporal punishment administered by the same educator and putting another learner in danger; (2) whether other learners in the previous class also received counselling after the incident; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
The question is more relevant to the provincial administration since it is the responsibility of the employer, who in terms of section 3(1)(b) of the Employment of Educators Act is the Head of the Provincial Education Department (PED) to implement policies with regards to the Code of Conduct and safety measures at schools, as well to enforce disciplinary code and procedures against all employees employed at the provincial level.
The question should therefore be forwarded to the relevant employer (PED) for a response.