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11 MORE CHARGES FOR SNAT BOSS

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MBABANE – The going is getting tougher for SNAT President Mbongwa Dlamini, as 11 more charges of misconduct have been preferred against him.

SNAT is an acronym for the Swaziland National Association of Teachers. Dlamini, who is a Mathematics and Science teacher at Mhubhe High School, had initially been charged with four counts which included absenteeism, neglecting to submit official school records for inspection, disobedience and bringing the teaching service into disrepute. This means that Dlamini now faces a total of 14 charges of misconduct. The fresh charges have been preferred by Schools Manager Macanjana Motsa in a letter dated April 3, 2019.  Dlamini has been called to give reasons in writing why disciplinary action should not be taken against him in respect of the alleged misconduct charges. “After you have submitted your responses through a letter dated February 11, 2019, it has come to my attention that certain dates and/or complaints were not covered in the complainants that were forwarded to you. Therefore you are kindly requested to answer on the added complaints,” reads part of the letter by the schools manager.
The first complaint against Dlamini was that he had failed to indicate target and completion dates in the scheme book for four classes namely; Form 1B, Form 2B, Form 4B and Form 5 in various classes.

Motsa stated that on March 18, 2019 upon inspection by the Manzini Regional Education Officer (REO) or inspectors, Dlamini allegedly submitted an incomplete scheme book in the Biology, Science and Mathematics classes in terms of target and completion. Motsa submitted that the School Guide and Regulation Procedures stated that “scheme for the first term must be entered by the end of the first fortnight of term one, and scheme for the whole year must be entered by the end of the first term.
In the second complaint, Motsa further stated that during inspection Dlamini also failed to submit the content to be taught in the scheme book in the aforementioned classes. “The content is actually the topics of the syllabus to be taught for that year, per class and per subject,” wrote Motsa.

She indicated that Instruction No.2 (e) of the scheme book read that each scheme should have elements of aims, target dates, dates when tests and examinations would be administered, reference materials for pupils and teacher. In the third complaint Dlamini was accused of failing to provide preliminary information in his Scheme Book which included the index page which is supposed to contain official information showing where to find the schemes for different subjects. Motsa stated that each page in the book should be numbered, but in Dlamini’s case, the index page was not completed.

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It was further alleged that Dlamini failed to provide the record of teacher which was official information about the teacher, which helped identify who the teacher was, including their teaching experience. Upon inspection the inspectors would know who they were helping in terms of teaching experience and identify areas where the teacher needed assistance and support. 

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