The Eastern Cape Education Department says an investigation is under way after pictures of learners from the Tolweni Primary School in Ntabankulu surfaced on social media.
They show the learners sleeping on a concrete floor of a parking lot at the Wild Coast Sun.
It is alleged that the learners were on a school tour on Wednesday and were left unsupervised. When the learners returned to the vehicle which had transported them, they found it locked.
The teachers only returned in the early hours of the next morning.
The department’s spokesperson Malibongwe Mtima says a preliminary report regarding the incident is due this coming week.
“Yes we are aware of this and there is a management head who has established a team that went to the school to investigate and conduct interviews with the people that are concerned. We are hoping that by next week this will be finalised and a preliminary report will be available that will give us recommendation of what needs to happen to deal with the matter,” says Mtima.