Probe into partying EC teachers after pupils left stranded

Eastern Cape Education MEC, Fundile Gade, says he's disturbed by images that recently went viral on social media of children sleeping on the floor. Teachers at an East London school allegedly left them and went out partying during an excursion. eNCA's Ronald Masinda reports. #dstv403

EAST LONDON - The Eastern Cape Education Department says it will take swift action against any teachers found guilty of wrongdoing at their schools.

This comes after allegations that teachers from a school in the region left pupils stranded to go out partying during a school outing.

Eastern Cape Education MEC Fundile Gade revealed this during the launch of the province's reading strategy initiative in East London.

This is just one of many incidents in the province that the SA Human Rights Commission is investigating.

The Commission's Provincial Head, Eileen Carter, says they've been working closely with education officials to deal with the problems.

The investigation's outcomes are expected on Thursday.

* eNCA's Ronald Masinda reports.


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