Residents of Chirundu District have raised concern over the growing trend by some teachers in government schools in the area that are allegedly using pupils to work in their maize fields.
Teachers in the various schools have been reported to be allegedly paying school headmasters to assign pupils to work in their fields.
This has been revealed to ZANIS in Lusaka today in a telephone interview by Patriotic Front (PF) member Lovemore Kanyama.
Mr Kanyama appealed to the Ministry of Education to tour the District and ensure that individuals that are responsible of the action are brought to book.
He also added that the pupils were now absenting themselves from classes as they feared to be used as cheap labour in the farm lands.
Mr.Kanyama further stated that he was saddened by the development as the trend has the potential to tarnish the image of the ruling PF government.