School bags line the wall of a classroom. South Africa's maths and science education has been ranked last in the world in a recent World Economic Forum report.
EKURHULENI - A deputy principal was shot dead while sitting in his office at a school in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, on Tuesday.
The motive for the killing is not yet clear and no arrests have been made.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school on Tuesday to address teachers and management.
It's sickening! https://t.co/HLVztrzgyy— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) September 26, 2017
Paramedics attended to a 55-year-old man who had been shot more than once," Netcare 911 spokesman Nick Dollman said.
"Tragically, the victim sustained severe injuries and died prior to arrival of the paramedics."
Lesufi said his department was installing cameras in all new schools to ensure the safety of pupils and teachers.