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Dept. investigates 'lazy teacher'

The Education Department is investigating the conduct of a teacher after a parent complained.

High school pupils writing exams.

JOHANNESBURG -The Gauteng Department of Education confirmed on Thursday that a Sandown High School teacher could face disciplinary action should any evidence be found against him.

The department is investigating the teacher's conduct after a parent complained to Eyewitness News .

It is alleged that the teacher spends most of his time on his phone or tablet, arrives late and has taught the grade 10 pupils very little this year.

Eyewitness News informed the department about the teachers alleged conduct following claims by a parent whose child has taken pictures of the educator doing everything but teaching.

The mother said she is extremely disappointed.

"I feel so sad. The department must do something."

The department's Thebe Khumalo said such claims are taken seriously.

The head of the department has asked the legal team to investigate the matter.

Sandown High School is not allowed to comment.