In a follow-up tweet‚ it was clarified that the baby was luckily not injured. In the Northern Cape‚ however‚ one teacher was not so lucky. Kingston Vhiya was fatally stabbed‚ allegedly by a 15-year-old Grade 8 pupil after he failed him earlier this year. The young boy was alleged to have entered Vhiya’s house on a Saturday and attacked him.
But despite the troubles faced by those in the teaching sector‚ many continue to flood universities to enrol for teaching courses.
“I chose teaching because I want to make a difference in the world‚” said Marno Sprauss‚ a first-year teaching student at Varsity College.
“I am more excited about that than the challenges which will come‚” he said.
Another‚ also in Varsity College‚ said while government may have been correct in doing away with corporal punishment‚ teachers needed new mechanisms to deal with unruly learners as “what they are doing now is not working.”
She said some teachers were leaning towards teaching at primary schools as they deemed it safer and less stressful.
-Additional reporting by Kgaugelo Masweneng
*Not their real names