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‘Teacher-pupil relations will not be condoned’

CENTRAL Province permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe has warned teachers against involving themselves in sexual relations with pupils, particularly the girls.
Mr Kabwe says female pupils, just like their male counterparts, are in school to learn and be educated so that they can secure their futures and become productive citizens.

“These girls are your daughters no matter how beautiful they are,” Mr Kabwe said recently when he addressed pupils at Chipembi Girls Secondary. “Don’t see potential in them to become sexual partners. Should I hear that you are trying to propose love to these girls, consider yourself fired.”
He said that he will not condone what happened at Kasama Girls Boarding Secondary School where teachers, a cook and a security guard were allegedly sexually exploiting pupils, to also happen in Central Province.
Mr Kabwe said any teachers who believed to be having sexual relations with pupils should be reported to the police so that the law can take its course.
He advised the girls to concentrate on their studies as it is the only way they can secure their futures.
“Girls you are the future of Zambia, you are the leaders of tomorrow. The country is depending on you, your families depend on you,” Mr Kabwe said.
And Chipembi Girls Secondary head teacher Albert Chikuta said his school has in the past four years recorded 100 percent pass rate at grade 12 level.
Mr Chikuta urged Government to help his school complete a new 42 capacity dormitory, which will lead to an increase in the school enrolment.


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