Karasburg Combined School Grade 12s without teacher

06 Apr 2016 15:50pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 06 APR (NAMPA) – Grade 12 learners at the Karasburg Combined School have been without a Geography teacher for several weeks.
Parents at the school told Nampa they are concerned the children may fail the subject in end-of-term examinations due to commence next week because of the absence of a teacher.
“They only had classes until February; they have nothing to write about in the upcoming exams,” a parent who wished not to be named said.
Approached regarding the matter on Wednesday, !Garib Circuit inspector in the Regional Directorate of Education, Jesmine Magerman said she was aware of the situation and that the matter would be resolved next week.
“Geography classes for the matrics will resume next week with a different teacher,” Magerman said.
The current Biology teacher for Grade 12 Higher Level at the school will instruct the Geography class with assistance from an advisory teacher who is qualified and experienced in the latter subject, Magerman said.
The previous Geography teacher reportedly resigned and left the school at the end of February.
Magerman said learners were occupied with subject self-study material during the weeks they spent without a teacher.
Additionally, the learners will be engaged in a study camp this upcoming May school holiday to prepare for end-of-year external exams, the inspector said.