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Education Minister Naledi Pandor's idea of separating bad pupils from good ones is a bad one, even before its implementation. It's impractical.
Some of us can attest to the fact that we were once bad when we were growing up. That did not mean we were naturally bad people. Maybe it was because of influences, the growing stage or because we wanted acceptance.
In our culture we don't discard people whom we feel are misbehaving or are misfits. Usually, we nurture such people and guide them towards the right path.
I am sure we've all heard of successful people who were once considered bad and who later say that if they had not been nurtured they would not have changed and succeeded in life.
Some people only learn the hard way and it makes them better people later in their life.
What the education department can do is crack down on drugs and weapons. Half the battle would then be won.
If the department implements its separation policy someone will challenge it in court and I have a feeling the courts will overturn it.
The policy would give teachers who believe in corporal punishment room to manoeuvre.
Worse still, we could create monsters out of people who were only going through the ordinary stages of growing up.
Richardson Mzaidume, Pimville