Durban- The South African Democratic Teachers Union has shut down arguments that teachers should come to schools armed with guns.
At a media briefing on Wednesday, Nomarashiya Caluza, the union’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial chair, said they had discussed school security at a provincial general council that was held last week. “We do not have military schools and we are not in America,” he said.
Caluza said the council noted that violence in schools had an impact on working conditions and that there was evidence to suggest that this had an impact on educational outcomes.
Durban has had numerous incidents of violence at schools over the past few years.
Most recently there was a murder of a teacher at Masuku Primary School in the Folweni area last month.