Johannesburg – Sexual assault, theft, traffic offences, fraud and drug trafficking.
This is not someone’s rap sheet: these are the offences committed by teachers at public and private schools, who are still teaching.
A survey by TPN Credit Bureau revealed that 3.6% of teachers have a criminal record and more than two-thirds failed to declare their previous convictions. A policy introduced in 2019 required all educators registering with the South African Council of Educators (Sace) to obtain and submit police clearance certificates.
Schools are legally required to conduct background checks on prospective teachers, sports coaches, administrators and even grounds staff to ensure they are…
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