The rate of sexual violation of underage pupils in schools is becoming unacceptable.

The caes of a  former scholar patroller accused of allegedly sexually abusing dozens of pupils at a Soweto school will learn his fate on Wednesday.

The 58-year-old is on trial on three rape counts and 11 of sexual assault, which were all allegedly committed last year.

The complainants were aged between five and 13 at the time.

The High Court sitting in Palm Ridge will deliver judgment.

On Monday the defense made an application for an acquittal.

School administrators have been urged to employ more stringent measures to protect children in schools across the country.