Durban – Schools are supposed to be safe spaces where young minds are shaped to lead society in the future.
However, children may be vulnerable and unsafe in the hands of educators whose violent criminal pasts have not been disclosed.
Teaching is a career that requires honesty and trustworthiness from employees who act as counsellors to learners, but this might be a stretch for some in the profession.
According to TPN Credit Bureau data, 3.6% of teachers have a criminal record and more than two-thirds don’t declare that they have a past conviction.
This means that of the reportedly 447 123 teachers in the country as at 2021, 16 000 of them have been arrested and charged with a…
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