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The Mpumalanga Department of Education welcomes the decision to suspend the 19 year old grade 11 learner by the School Governing Body of Hoe’rskool Oosterland after he was found guilty of transgressing the school code of conduct.

This outcome follows a disciplinary hearing that was conducted on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 by the School Governing Body where a decision to suspend the learner for seven days was taken while the school is processing its recommendations to the Head of Department for consideration.

The South African Schools Act (Section 9(1) states that :

Subject to this Act and any applicable law, the governing body of a public school may, after a fair hearing suspend a learner from attending the school-

(a) as correctional measure for a period not longer than a week, or

(b) In consultation with the Head of Department pending a decision as to whether the learner is to be expelled from the school by the Head of Department.

The recommendations of the School Governing Body are processed through the Departmental line function (i.e. from the school to the circuit office, district office and to the Head of Department).

The Department is monitoring this process very close.

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Issued by the Mpumalanga Department of Education
For inquiries contact Mr Jasper Zwane at 0837431804 or j.zwane@education.mpu.gov.za

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