Mukobeko pupils set defiant rules

Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale

CENTRAL Province  Permanent Secretary  Edwidge Mutale has rebuked  some  unruly  pupils  at  Mukobeko  Secondary  School for  drafting  and  sticking defiant  rules  at the school.
Five pupils have since been suspended from school as investigations to establish other pupils behind the rules continue.
Grade 12 pupils recently came up with 13 defiant rules against the school’s general governing principles, a move which scared teachers from attending classes.
The rules stuck on walls and trees around the school were said to govern the school against those set by the authorities.
Rules allows dodging and absenteeism, reporting late, wearing bug jackets, boys sagging, stealing and fighting, mobile phones, smoking and use of abusive language.
Other rules condemn reporting early for school, teachers from entering classrooms at will and that Grade 12 pupils could not be punished.
But  Ms  Mutale  who  addressed Grade 12 pupils last Wednesday said  it was  sad  that  pupils  could  engage  themselves in such rebellious  acts.
“I want to make you understand that education is important and  everyone who  wants  to be  somebody  in life whether in business or other professional careers  need education, so, don’t cheat yourself  by  involving yourself  in such lawlessness acts that you can achieve anything,” she said.
Some female pupils wept as Ms Mutale addressed them on their conduct which she described as disappointing.
The rules forced  some  teachers  to  abandoned  classes  for  fear  of  being  harassed.
And  Central  Province  Commissioner  of police  Standwell  Lungu  confirmed  receiving  a  report  and  that police interviewed two pupils  to assist  with  investigations.