Examinations have been disrupted at two school in Motlhabeng near Mahikeng, the North West education department said on Tuesday.
Disruptions occurred at Titlano Secondary School and Tlale Primary Schools at Motlhabeng on Monday.
Departmental spokesperson Elias Malindi said a mob walked inside the school premises on Friday and Monday, respectively to disrupt the writing of the examinations.
“The mob forced both learners and teachers to vacate the school. On Saturday morning at Titlano Secondary School it was found that one computer and national school nutrition programme groceries for food were stolen from the school. A case of burglary was opened at the Mmabatho police station.”
North West Education and Sport Development MEC Sello Lehari condemned the incident.
“I wish to strongly condemn the continued behaviour of examination disruption and the stealing of school properties. This act is highly unacceptable for our children and seeks to jeopardise the education of the children. I therefore call upon the communities to refrain from entering our school premises without following the correct procedures,” he said.
The department said it had decided to set afresh the papers which were supposed to be written on Friday and Monday. These papers would be written on an appropriate date, which will be communicated to the learners.
The motive for the examination disruption was unknown.
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