The director of an AS school sacked for drowning a student

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The director of an AS school sacked for drowning a student

The principal of a boys' school in the economic center of Gauteng in South Africa received a dismissal notice following the drowning of a 13-year-old student during a school trip at the start of this année.

The Gauteng Education Department said an investigation found Parktown Boys High School Principal Malcolm Williams guilty of taking the children traveling without prior authorization and failing to make an appropriate roll call.

Mr. Williams has five days to appeal the decision.

He was acquitted of the charge of endangering the lives of students by flouting safety regulations, which required students to wear life jackets during water activities.

Enock Mpianzi drowned in the Crocodile River at a lodge in South Africa's North West Province during a school guidance camp in January.

His family and Mr. Williams have yet comments decision.

This article appeared first on: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452

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