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Are teachers ill-equipped to control classrooms?

Naptosa's Basil Manuel joins CapeTalk host Abongile Nzelenzele to give insight into the teaching profession, why some teachers are losing control of classrooms and whether the profession is under threat.

CAPE TOWN - The landscape and environment of the classroom have changed with the new innovative methods being used and children appearing to be more outspoken than before.

Executive director of the National Professional Teachers Organisation (Naptosa) Basil Manuel joins CapeTalk host Abongile Nzelenzele to give insight into the teaching profession, why some teachers are losing control of classrooms, and whether the profession is under threat.

In January, there was an incident of alleged racism at a Schweizer-Reneke school. In Pretoria, a teacher is facing sexual assault charges.

In Cape Town, there was a video of a Sans Souci Girls’ High teacher slapping a pupil. And recently, reports have emerged that a Delft teacher is under investigation for allegedly punishing grade one learners by locking them up in a classroom.

"Are our teachers of today ill-equipped to control the classroom?" Nzelenzele asks Manuel.

For more information listen to the audio above.

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