Michael Kaingu
Michael Kaingu

Education Minister Michael Kaingu has banned suggestive cultural dances in schools.

Dr. Kaingu said cultural suggestive dances have been identified as one of the factors that leds to early marriages.
“As a nation we are concerned about early marriages so if we can spot areas that act as catalysts for early marriages such as these suggestive dances, we should try and stop them,” he said.

Dr. Kaingu said this in Livingstone today in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the Third Human Resource Summit of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management at Zambezi Sun Hotel.

He described early marriages as a scourge that was as serious as HIV and AIDS and if left unchecked, would be detrimental to the development of children in the country.

Dr Kaingu directed Livingstone District Education Board Secretary Zeneliah Chola to ensure his directive was adhered to at local level.

Meanwhile, the Education Minister urged Managements at public institutions of higher learning to put measures in place that will enable them become self-sustainable.

Dr Kaingu said the trend by public institutions of higher learning to push their financial burdens on government would no longer be acceptable as government was not able to resolve their problems.

He advised local public institutions of higher learning to emulate their counter parts in the region by reducing dependency on government and running their institutions in an efficient manner.

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17 COMMENTS

    • Why do they even let that Kaingu close to children? Why is he taking his sexually infected family issues to our children?
      What kind of dance is he refering to, because any Zambian dance is romantic, including Nyau.

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    • Sid this decision legal and constitutional…I agree with Kaingu, these dances are obscene even if it is our culture

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    • Has bans…… has buns …… has bread……. in my day at school we called such ba tyo as in ba tyola chizungu (has broken english)

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  1. How about Iris? Didn’t she do more than dancing? This guy is a joke, there are better issues to discuss in education not dances. What criteria should be used to determine whether the dance is suggestive or not?

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  2. The man is confused, surely there are better things to do/talk about. The ministry has a lot of issues. He’s an ******e.

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  3. How can anyone in his right mind ban heritage and culture? It’s like saying we will not have Nyau dances because they are very suggestive. What is wrong with people in PF? I understand where he is coming from as a parent because of what happened to his daughter but that’s because of his own parenting style and should not base that on everyone. What is needed here is education and having a sex-ed curriculum in classes just like they do abroad. They encourage teens on safe sex practices and highlight use of condoms as a precaution. Its become so normal and everyday life in high schools and colleges, they even offer free condoms at set stations. Its when we hide what is natural as a society is when we get into trouble. We should not shy away when it comes to this and educate our children.

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    • Its like the Ministry of Education has insane person running it in the name of Micheal Imbacile Kaingu.

      Instead of disciplining his sex active daughter, the insane man talks about cultural dances in school.

      Is this man really educated? Or may be he is a product of adult literacy?

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  4. Its like the Ministry of Education has a sane person running it in the name of Micheal Imbacile Kaingu.

    Instead of disciplining his sex active daughter, the sane man talks about cultural dances in school.

    Is this man really educated? Or may be he is a product of adult literacy?

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  5. These same traditional dances have been around for hundreds of years. If the issue is about early marriages of girls before legal age, let the law take its course.

    There is a reason why they dance the way they do. And in any case, you would have to be a peodophile to even see children in a sexual way.

    If you don’t like it, please just look away while we enjoy our traditions.

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  6. I agree with bo Kaingu. Mitenya yabanana baa kitobone wakuta. Mitenya yateni yewo! Good move Hon. Kaingu. I remember at a certain orphanage owned by Americans in Southern, they did not tolerate Nyomwela dance by Orphans. They said it was too suggestive.

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  7. South Park. If you go to America girls wear bikini’s at the beach. Would you tell them to get dressed or start touching them the way we abuse our Zambian women when they wear a skirt slightly above their knees or a tight skirt? The answer is no because that’s their culture and normal way of living and their lifestyle. To answer what you said, the Americans have no right going to a foreign destination and telling people what to do. It’s because we still have that fear of being told what to do by people who have lighter skin than us. It’s 50 years of independence, we can make decisions for ourselves and not have a white man tell us what to do. We should let children be children and not take their innocence away by planting suggestive things like Michael Kaingu. 18+ is when they’re…

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  8. Cultural dancing is part of who we are. What’s wrong with us? We satanise all our practices just to embrace foreign ones.

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  9. Kaingu, don’t dilute our calture, our caltural dancing should not be diluted by yourself just because you think beyound the dance most of us just look at it as traditional dancing but if you yourself you go beyoud the dance to think something else, that should not be the basis to dilute our culture. If you were in botwana I think you could force the makirikiri dancers to wear overalls instead of their hides, what would that do to their culture/ it would be eroded as well if you watched the makirikiri women I think you can be confused looking at the way you think, I rest my case.

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  10. Kaingu at it again and that’s our Minister of Education. People have been dancing since time immemorial. Who is he to come now and stop the cultural dances. Let him go to hell. He wants to impose the Lozi dance of shaking the shoulders. That’s not dancing. Nonsense!!!!! Besides, there are more pressing issues in the Education Sector, dilapidated school infrastructure, inadequate schools especially in the rural places, inadequate teachers, lack of teachers accommodation e.t.c. Them him digrace and start talking nonsense. Hon. Lungu must relieve this buffoon from his duties. Very dull.

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