Parents call for removal of 'lazy teachers'

Sne Masuku

Sne Masuku

Fed-up parents at the troubled Roseland Primary in Newlands, Durban, are taking their children out of the school.

The parents say the teachers are still on a go-slow despite the CCTV cameras they had complained about having been removed.

More parents are expected to follow suit and remove their children.

The school has about 500 pupils and a staff of 25.

Yesterday the school governing body and parents called for the removal of the "rotten potatoes" among the teachers.

They demanded swift action to restore effective learning at the school.

Governing body chairman Lindinkosi Ntombela said they remained concerned about the "deteriorating" standards.

"The school is ungovernable," Ntombela said. "More than half the teachers are lazy. They do not want to work."

Teachers at the school stopped work for nearly three months earlier this year when the governing body and a former principal installed cameras in the classrooms.

At the time the teachers said the cameras were placed to "spy on them".

The provincial education department ordered that the cameras be removed but parents say the teachers are "lazier than ever" since the removal of the equipment.

SA Democratic Teachers Union provincial secretary Sipho Nkosi, whose members are in the majority at the institution, said he was not aware of any disruptions at the school.