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WITH matric examinations starting this week parents of pupils at the Rotterdam High School in Sekgosese, outside Modjadjiskloof, fear their children will not pass well this year.
The parents attribute their fears to lost learning time this year because teachers were disgruntled and reluctant to teach.
The parents say the teachers at the school reportedly abandoned their classes at the beginning of the year and spent much of their working time in offices.
The teachers' conduct was in protest against the acting school principal, who they claimed was not fit for the job. They had continued to ignore the acting principal's authority.
The acting principal took over the position after the death of the principal in July last year.
A concerned parent, who asked to remain anonymous, claimed the teachers were reporting late for school and spent most of their time doing nothing, while pupils were left idle in classrooms.
He also said school property, including furniture, had been vandalised, while several other items such as chairs and windowpanes in the storeroom were stolen.
"This had resulted in criminals gaining access and stealing several valuable items from the storeroom," the parent said.
He said the matter had been reported to the school governing body but was never given any attention.
He said parents had since called on the Department of Education to intervene and appoint a principal in order to reverse the situation for the good of the children.
The parents also accused the area manager of the Department of Education in Sekgosese East of failing to intervene in the school's problems, which they said had already lasted more than a year.
Attempts yesterday to get comment from the Education Department were unsuccessful.