A 10-year-old overweight boy from Panorama Primary School in Parow, Western Cape has been moved to another school after a teacher allegedly called him an elephant.
According to TimesLive, the boy’s mother claims that the teacher had said: “If you all want to behave like monkeys” (to a group of boys playing nearby), and then fixed her eyes directly at the 10-year-old and continued to say “and elephants, then you all belong in the zoo”.
The parents have since decided to remove their child from the school after the alleged comment led to an onset of bullying.
Although the teacher has apologised after her alleged remark, as TimesLive reports, the boy’s father is not willing to accept the apology.
Meanwhile, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has been instructed to reinstate and compensate a Primrose Park Primary School teacher after she was dismissed over the alleged name-calling of learners in March 2020, IOL writes.