NAPTOSA Statement on tragedy at Vanderbijlpark school - 01 February 2019

NAPTOSA is shocked and saddened to learn about the death of three learners, and the injuries suffered by others, at Hoƫrskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark today.

This is extremely tragic and indeed signals a dark day in the education sector. It is really regrettable that such accidents should happen in our schools.  Our prayers go out to the parents of the pupils involved, as well as those injured in the incident. Also to the Principal, teachers and pupils of the school, we trust that you will find strength and comfort during this trying time.

We accept that the Department will speedily provide the necessary counselling services to the school.