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Pretoria teacher dies while invigilating school exam

SCHOOL'S OUT: Teachers who quit the profession in droves for different reasons, mostly to cash in their pensions, and now want to reapply for their posts find themselves in the cold PHOTO: THOMAS HOLDER
SCHOOL'S OUT: Teachers who quit the profession in droves for different reasons, mostly to cash in their pensions, and now want to reapply for their posts find themselves in the cold PHOTO: THOMAS HOLDER

A Clapham Secondary School teacher collapsed and died while invigilating an exam at the Pretoria school this morning‚ said the Gauteng Education Department.

The teacher was 60 years old.

 “According to preliminary reports‚ the educator collapsed and died while invigilating an exam but [this was] not witnessed by the learners‚” the department said in a statement.

 A team of psychologists has been sent to the school to provide trauma counselling to the staff and learners.

 Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi rushed to the school earlier this morning. He expressed his condolences to the family and school.

 

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