2 teachers risk losing their jobs for having sex with school girls

Mabumba High day school,
Many children live a long way from school and prefer to rent accommodation nearby. Grade 12 pupil Dorcas, 17, stopped attending the Mabumba High day school, about 20km east of provincial capital Mansa, after becoming pregnant. She said: “We were staying the three of us [girls], then we started sharing the house with three guys and that is how we paired ourselves. We just wanted some form of emotional support; life is really tough out there. So, the whole of last year we were living together with the guys and would have [unprotected] sex almost every night but everything was OK.” ~ Dorcas. Photo Credit - Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

The Ministry of Education disciplinary committee in Northern Province has recommended to the higher authorities’ to fire two male named teachers who engaged themselves in an intimacy relationship with school girls.

This follows the disciplinary committee meeting held this last week in Kasama to look at various disciplinary cases in the province.

Basic Teachers Union of Zambia BETUZ Provincial Chairperson Obby Chisala who was part of the disciplinary committee disclosed to Radio Mano in an interview that some teachers risk losing their jobs for having sex with school girls.

Mr Chisala further, commended Northern Province Education Officer Neroh Mwanapabu for taking a strong stance against erring teachers.

Radio Mano