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SOME male teachers who were implicated in the sexual abuse of girls at Rufunsa Technical Boarding Secondary school (RUTECH) in Rufunsa will soon face disciplinary action.

Lusaka Provincial Education Officer Dr. Christopher Sinkamba confirmed the development in an interview.

Dr Sinkamba said that his office had received the report of teachers sexually abusing girl children at the school and that soon culprits would be brought to book.

He stated that the reports were true and his office was compiling a report to be presented to the Permanent Secretary for further action. 

Dr Sinkamba however referred further queries to the Ministry of General Education.

“The reports are as they were on the ground. We are compiling a report for the Permanent Secretary, but concerning the course of action, you can get in touch with the ministry spokesperson,” he said.

And some parents described the happenings as disappointing.  One parent who spoke on condition of anonymity appealed to Government to ensure that all the teachers involved were dealt with under the public service code of conduct.

He said that such actions by teachers had the potential to create fear in parents who had girl children in boarding schools.

“We send our children to boarding schools because we are very sure of their safety. A boarding school is supposed to be a safe learning place.

“We do not send our children to learn bad behaviour like promiscuity and as such we demand stern action on the erring teachers,” he said.

Another parent of the Chimusanya area in Rufunsa lamented that it was unfortunate that the school administration never acted despite numerous complaints by the girl children.

According to him, the unfortunate incident had cost the school its good reputation.

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