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Free state education MEC on a drive to tackle corporal punishment

The Free State Education MEC will address school principals in the Odendaalsrus district on Monday to address corporal punishment. This follows a crescendo of calls for the education department to train teachers to discipline students without violence after a teacher from Wessel Maree Secondary School in Odendaalsrus was suspended for pushing a student to the floor in a video that went viral on social media. According to spokesman Howard Ndaba, the department planned to address principals and the school governing bodies (SGB) of former Model C schools about issues related to “social cohesion, corporal…

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