First Lady advises against songs like ‘two by two’ that promote immoral behavior in schools
First Lady Esther Lungu has advised school authorities countrywide not to allow pupils to perform cultural dances that promote immoral behaviour among young people.
The first lady says it is disheartening to watch pupils publicly displaying dances which clearly promote indecency and add no value to their well-being.
The first lady cited the popular culture song and dance of ‘two by two’, where boys and girls stand in opposite directions and begin to dance vigorously.
She wondered whether the message in the song is promoting good morals in young people or not.
The first lady was speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Petauke.
Mrs Lungu said despite the Ministry of General Education having the mandate of preserving culture through teaching pupils about the country’s rich culture, some dances are not suitable to be defined as culture hence should be discouraged and banned in schools.
She has appealed to those in engaged in culture activities and teaching young people to instead encourage dances which promote good morals and values so that children grow into responsible and productive citizens.
The First Lady wondered how it will be possible for adults to discipline children when they engage in immoral activities because young people are taught dances that are suggestive and provoking morally.
Mrs Lungu further said both boys and girls should be encouraged to work hard in school so that they have a bright future as the country continues fighting against issues of gender based violence and early marriages.