There is growing concern that government and communities are losing the battle against violence in schools.

This comes as incidents of violence have recently escalated in South African schools, where several incidents have been reported various parts of the country.

A professor at the Walter Sisulu University conducted research into the cause of violence in schools and found that in most cases children who live in families in which have absent father, resort to violence to display their frustration.

Professor Quatro Mgogo said kids without a father to teach them how to deal with issues of being men or how to be a respectful man, need guidance to learn how to behave on the streets where gang violence is happening