Pens down parties are dangerous, Department of Basic Education warns

Cape Town – The Department of Basic Education has discouraged learners from attending pens down celebrations after the completion of their exams.

Recently, as one of the latest pen’s down tragedies, a Grade 12 pupil drowned last week at Limpopo’s Olifants River as a group of friends partied after completing their exams.

Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said pens down parties were controversial as tragedy often followed them.

Mhlanga said he had observed that coastal areas appeared to be the main areas when it comes to hosting these parties.

“This is another concerning issue that we have seen in the past few years where young people resort to this type of entertainment which…

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