——Katete District Education Board Secretary Ruth Moyo has warned teachers in the district to stop having sexual relationships with pupils.
Mrs. Moyo warned the teachers after some pupils from Katete Day Secondary School presented a song urging teachers to stop being husbands to pupils but teachers for a better Zambia.
She warned that her office with not hesitate to process papers of sacking employment for any teacher found perpetrating the vice.
The DEBS said this during the commemorations of the Day of an African Child in Katete District, today.
This year’s commemorations of the Day of an African Child is under the theme: “A child Friendly, quality and compulsory education for all children in Africa”.
She linked the behavior of teacher pupil sexual relationships to animalism as only animals have sexual intercourse with their off springs.
Mrs. Moyo advised the pupils to join hands in curbing the vice by reporting to her office any suspicious behaviors of such acts if observed in their respective schools.
She said government wants to ensure that it provides education in an environment free from all forms of abuse.
She advised parents in the area to also take up their role of ensuring that they create an abusive free home environment that will encourage children to perform better at school.
Meanwhile Katete District Commissioner Colonel Peter Kunda Kaisa says government is working hard in ensuring that all rights of children are protected.
Colonel Kaisa said that the new school curriculum was aimed at making learning more responsive to learners’ needs to enable them compete favorably at the job market.
He said the responsibility of realizing the Childs potential is dependent on adults.
He said education should not only be accessed by all children but of good quality.