The Department of Education in Gauteng expressed his concern after a video of a pupil performing a lap dance on another student in a classroom. Student scores can be loudly observed by encouraging the teenager to perform the lewd dance routine on a male student.
According to the department, the girl is reportedly nine months pregnant and is currently preparing for delivery. Her parents have already been called to the school and she is expected to receive disciplinary proceedings against her.
"We are very disappointed about the behavior of these students, which has brought the school into disrepute.The school is one of our best performing schools that is 100% successful (rates), especially
in mathematics and sciences. Schools are institutions for education and learning
and must be treated as such. We strongly condemn any form of misconduct that seeks to undermine the dignity of our learning institutions, "said MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
Lesufi called on parents to help the school with disciplinary issues, both at school and outside school hours, and reiterated that this was a social problem.
While IOL has seen the video clip, we will not publish the video or name the school in question.
Another student at the same school recently appeared for a disciplinary measure and was suspended for five days for a video clip in which the teenager supposedly used & # 39; & # 39;
bad language and promoted involvement in sexual activities ".
"We are aware that there are about three videos made by Grade 10 students in February 2018, and as such, the survey will involve the entire student population of the grade mentioned. Determine disciplinary action against all involved pupils.
"Our psychosocial team was sent to the school to provide support and advice to anyone affected by this incident," said the department.
The department said it had contact with ex-students to set up a mentorship program, hoping to contribute to promoting "good student behavior".