Head teacher worried about married women in boarding

A Secondary School in Sesheke
A Secondary School in Sesheke
A Secondary School in Sesheke

Sesheke Secondary School head teacher, Lutombi Mwananyanda, is worried with the high number of married women who are currently in boarding at the school.

Mr Lutombi said the school management is not happy that young pupils are being mixed with people who are not of their age group.

He was speaking in Mongu yesterday at the provincial stakeholders’ consultative meeting organised by the Ministry of Education to discuss the decline of learner performance at secondary and primary schools in the province held at Mongu Trades Training Institute.

And Provincial Education Officer (PEO), Muyangwa Kamutumwa, said the re-entry policy does not talk about married couples being in the boarding school.

Mr Kamutumwa stated that any married person at the school who is currently in the boarding should be excluded and be taken to external section.

Meanwhile, Mongu District Education Board Secretary (DEBS), Mulonda Sendoi, has warned teachers in the district to stay away from corporal punishment in schools, saying there are other ways of punishing pupils than giving them such punishment.

Mr Sendoi said government banned corporal punishment in learning institutions, adding that teachers should compliment government policies.

He further said parents are also free to take any such teacher who will be found wanting to the relevant authorities.

Mr Sendoi advised teachers to be role models to the pupils because most of the pupils copy some characters from their teachers as some of them go for work while drunk.