MINISTRY of education says they have launched a full fledged investigation on Kasama Girls Secondary School following allegations that some male staff are sexually abusing pupils.

Ministry of Education public relations officer Hilary Chipango said the Ministry had received the concern and are instituting serious investigation into the matter.

A story on social media has gone viral in which an alleged G12 pupil of Kasama Girls has revealed how school guards, chefs and some male teachers are exploiting their positions by sexually taking advantage of pupils in exchange for various favours.

*Below is an alleged confession by a pupil that has gone viral:*

THE TEARS OF KASAMA GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS.

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to all Zambian on behalf of all sexually abused pupils at Kasama Girls. I am in Grade 12 and have been at the same school for 4 years now.

Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and Sisters; the problem we have been having here is that of being sexually abused by our watchmen and some few male teachers. I say few male teachers because majority of male teachers here are very respectful to us except for a few.

Well, we have a problem at this school. Our night watchmen (plus some few male teachers) like having unprotected sex with a lot of pupils at night to the extent that a lot of us have been aborting. Last year alone, about 22 girls were impregnated by these merciless members of staff (Teachers and Watchmen). I am also one of these victims. On the fateful day last year, I happened to come late from town and found the gate closed. Unfortunately, I was out of bounds illegally and I was supposed to face the wrath of school rules. I found the watchman at the school gate who threatened to report me to the administration for further judgment. At Kasama Girls, when you are taken to the administration for out of bounds offence, you are either expelled or asked to call your parents, and a lot of girls who rather sacrifice their bodies than reaching these extreme levels.

Fearing to be punished and sent away on CP, I humbled myself before the watchman and pleaded for his mercy. The watchman agreed to forgive me on condition that I give him sex. I tried to explain to him that I was about to start attending and that my parents back home taught me not to have sex with any man outside marriage but my plea fell on deaf ears of the sexually excited man whose primary desire was to destroy my virgin just as he (together with his watchmen and teachers) has been doing to other girls for years. He cheated me that he had a special medicine (umuti) that prevents him from impregnating school girls.

After more than 40 minutes of refusing, I gave in after he threatened to terminate our discussion and report me to the T.O.D (uncompromising female teacher). He is old (40) as my uncle who keeps me but his sexual activity was like that of a 25 year old man on sexual drugs. He warned me not to shout as that would attract other people’s attention.

I am 17. After that brutal sexual encounter, he allowed me to go to my dormitory and never reported me to the administration the following morning. I was affected emotionally and my close school mates detected my change in behavior, I became mood and lonely, but never disclosed to anyone abort my sexual encounter with the school watchman.

But alas, during the holiday (December 2016), I started feeling week and discovered I was three months pregnant for this watchman. I was forced to abort without the knowledge of my uncle and untie and I am now back at school for Grade 12 Term One.

But on Tuesday this week when I told my friends what had happened to me, I was shocked to be told that a lot of them had similar experiences. Starting from Grade 8 – 12, most girls are sexually abused by teachers and watchmen especially if you are caught OB. Even people cooking for us have also joined. Some hungry campus girls sell their bodies in exchange for extra food from the school cooks.

At KG (Kasama Girls), when you are caught with a phone or Outside Boundaries, you are forced to Call Your Parents. And in order to avoid calling your uncompromising parents or guardians some of whom are situated in far flung places, you are forced to sleep with Watchmen and Teachers who are size of your same parents. And when you come from poor family where your parents don’t give you enough pocket money, the school cook becomes your sexual friend, just for bevula.

Now fellow citizens, how can you help us? Some of us wanted to get a transfer s to our sister girls boarding school Chinsali in Muchinga Province, but we were warned by girls there that the situation was the same if not worse. We were told Kasama was much better now because teachers fear Mr Kalumba the P.E.O. Our PEO can be the best in Zambia because he doesn’t tolerate nonsense. But unfortunately, his close jurisdiction is not extended to these sexually abusive auxiliary officers. I wish he (PEO) could visit our school and address us in secrete (outside teachers’ presence) so that we could air our views.

So how can you help us fellow Zambians? We are your children. If this has not affected you directly, it must affect u in the other way because nearly all of u have female relations who are still in school, whether boarding of day. A lot of girls here are complaining, but we are fearing to be sent back home to call our parents. Some girls have lost their lives while trying to abort these unwarranted pregnancies coming from the same people that are supposed to take the positions of our parents or guardians. While, it is true that some of the girls enjoy having sex with teachers and watchmen plus cooks, majority of us are just being forced. I am a living example.

I will never forget when the watchman forced me to have sex with him and ended up aborting his baby boy pregnancy. Please help us, also help girls at Chinsali Girls. Help before most of girls finish school with pregnancies and HIV/AIDS. It is outside majoritarian girls’ instincts to open legs to people that are our parents academically.

SEXUALLY ABUSED KASAMA GIRLS PUPILS (20th JANUARY 2017).

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43 COMMENTS

  1. Obey school rules or accept punishment from school authorities as opposed to accepting sexual redemption.

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    • Everything PF talks is mere yapping! All will remain changeless but yapping about probing nothing. Since last year the ACC is still in slumber about bandit Kambwilis corruption issue. In their PF Donchi Kubeba sickness, the acc yapped about Kambwili but nothing has happened since 2016. All talk of incompetence by PF bandits whilst in dununa backwardness unfortunately under visionless Lungu & fellow bandits. Sorry to the affected girls.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • If truly that was written by G12, then this girl will pass English with distinction.
      I run read it briefly, I have no opinion.

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    • Stop the rote!!! This is not about PF or UPND, listen to those girls. There is an issue here, and these are 17 years girls, and you have this 40years malonda pressurising the little girls. The question is not because the girl being out of bounds, the question is the behaviour of those teachers and guards. It appears this is a norm and those teachers and malonda are doing it because of you people who are either blaming the young girls or simply displaying your political st.up.di.ty here. I urge the minister of education get involved and bring those culprits to courts and if found guilty, get them to jail. Come on people, how dare you blame those little girls and they asking for help, help them and not condemn them. Imagine it was your daughter. Castrate those teachers and guards involved

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    • These girls are not helpless. They are corrupt, just like their teachers and watchmen. What is clear is that for blackmail to work, the student must be at fault. The kids go out of bounds at night and pay off their molesters by sex. This region is just full of low morals.

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    • Pipo like you Buckteeth Lungu are the reason why HH will die in opposition. I have noticed that you consistently attack Bembas and have now even spread your virulent attacks to Easterners.Just continue and we will see who will vote for your Dundumwezi party.

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  2. Surely obey school rules,i was at a boarding school myself never went out of bounce.and to make matters worse u as a young girl where were u coming from to find the gate closed,be serious.You must be a problem.All the same the ministry should investigate.

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  3. This This is what happens when you have a party like pf that employ cadres and thugs ad teachers as a way to thank them for votes. This is what happens when you have a president who pardoned a child defiler aka general kanene. In other words lungu endorses this behaviour the ugly rat

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  4. Iye shuwa but this is corruption to the highest point… I’m not against PF but ba Lungu must do something!
    These girls are sacrificing their lives so that they don’t get sent home but people are just dununaling with tuma pompi trousers aiii
    Something must be done immediately!!!

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  5. She’s an interesting “complainant” she 1. Was out of bounds and knows the rules 2. Feared to call her parents or be sent home 3. Gave in to illicit sex with the guard 4. Had an illegal abortion 5. Knows the difference between the sexual habits of a 25 year old vs a 40 year old man? and 6. She was out of bounds and returned late? Who was she with in town how do we know if the aborted child is for the watchman on the townman? Corruption begins when you fail to refuse illegal overtures to be forgiven. Second the school should not use only two means of dealing with late comers! Area MP take an interest we reported this to GBM but he did nothing

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    • There is provincial minister and a district commissioner and the police. This is not the responsibility of an mp.

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  6. the girlz ar to b blamed, they do not follow school rules. rules ar there to protect u pliz follow them.no one cn take advantage of u if u ar following the rules.honestly which favour can u get frm a cook? u ar even putting it that those who want favor frm cooks, kuifwaila.mwakulatombwa

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    • These are vunarable girl children,…….in countries where people don’t think and act like monkeys any taking advantage from a position of authority is illigal this includes doctors, policemen and anyone one else who can exploit a variable person.

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  7. I have been to the Boarding School. This Girl could be telling the truth because the boarding school promotes who you are (the morals that you go with) and very few Schools help change things for better.
    (1) If a bad person goes to the Boarding School, he or she becomes worse
    (2) If a good person goes to the boarding School, she or he becomes the best Person
    THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN CHANGE IS TO IMPART SOME SENCE IN TEACHERS AND PARENTS because every one has concentrated on the rights of pupils completely ignoring their future.
    GOD HAS BEEN LEFT TO FOLLOW US AND NOT TO LEAD, AS IF WE ARE NOT A CHRITIAN NATION

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  8. …what would be your reaction when your son brings a lady he wants to marry and you are told she is a former Kasama Girls…having read this article. Your mood will immediately be spoiled….the advise to MoE is to go round all girls only schools on a fact finding…please don’t employ Joyce Nonde tactics on Horse shoe saga…

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    • I concur with you on this one kasama girls could be just the school where a pupil has courage to come out
      this could be happening in all girls schools and colleges ,let ministry of education investigate this matter thoroughly and bring the culprits to book and insure this does not occur in future by putting proper measures. As a guardian who is about to send my niece to boarding school am affected

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  9. The school going children most of them are morally decayed. The girls do not fear adults and take them us potential ‘sweet daddies ‘ as such they do all sorts of things to attract the men.

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  10. IF SHE IS 17 YEARS OLD THEN SHE HAD THE RIGHT TO CONSENT. SO TWO ADULTS , A PUPIL AND A WATCH MAN AGREED TO HAVE SEX. OBEY THE SCHOOL RULES AND YOU WILL BE SAFE. IN FACT THE GIRL SEXUALLY ABUSED THE WATCHMAN WHO WAS PEACEFULLY ON DUTY WHEN A LAW-BREAKING-PUPIL APPEARED ON THE SCENE. SHE WAS GIVEN A CHOICE. AND SHE CHOSE SEX. SHE SHOULD ALSO TAKE PART OF THE BLAME. THIS SCHOOL IS ACTUALLY NOTORIOUS FOR NAUGHTY GIRLS.

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  11. Comment:Rules are actually part of life, you break the rules you get punished…..
    Everything the happens to you is your teacher. The secret it to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it. Everything that happens is either a blessing which is also a lesson, or a lesson which is also a bless….for behaviour, men learn it as they take diseases, one of another………….May God have mercy on recklessly souls of such men……

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  12. PF pupil vs PF watchman is equal to dununa ruveee! thats what happen wen cadres are employed after supporting visionless i d i.o.ts.

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  13. There is need for systems strengthening. These girls also require Comprehensive Sexuality Education so that they are better placed to make informed decisions. The Adults also should be aware of the dangers paused by unprotected sex such as Sexually transmitted infections including HIV and unplanned pregnancies.

    These are some of the reasons why abortions are among the leading cause of Maternal Deaths in Our beloved country.

    Someone Help THE GIRLS, THE TEACHERS AND RESCUE THE SITUATION

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  14. I can’t believe some bloggers here are justifying this on ‘school rules having been broken’. So the punishment is sleeping with a school guard? Some of us have been to boarding school and from time to time as part of growing up, we broke the rules. Does that justify being abused? We were punished through detention, community work or indeed parents being called. But depending on where pupils come from, how they perceive how their parents will react etc. they are bound to be vulnerable. You need to find a solution, not condemn them for breaking school rules in the first place. We have all done it. It doesn’t justify the culture of sexual favours for getting ‘off the hook’. One way would be for all the girls to get together and say no – and say ‘you can summon our parents’ and we…

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  15. Comment:girls I think u r to blem for dis a cp is not dat Scarry I hv been given CP’s 7 times in different schools but never did I give in to sex i was even made to fail in class i wrote my exam and I pasted. so girls u excuses are not good enough. but either ways pliz help them.

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  16. Comment:
    You should be reporting them to the administration. In simple way just try by all means to abide by school rules,again if you know that you are wrong,just admit the situation and if it means to go home and call your parents or rather expelled is better than getting unwanted pregnancies and Hiv/Aids.

    stay blessed all.

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  17. Comment:Am a former Mungwi Technical Secondary School student who new kasama girls as well behaved pupils, am disappointed with this sad development in this school which we considered to be our partners, am appearing to the school head teacher to deal with the teachers and other staffs found wanting, am saddened by this act it’s an acceptable let’s pray for the girls in order to end this spirit

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  18. Comment: Zambia kupapafye. Okey help them but also teach them to abide by rules of the school. Ngateifyo bwafya ni auction sale. Wamupasa ungha eve akusa sangwenji.

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  19. Some people are dumb and ignorant, was the girl talking about pf/upnd or any party? Zambians please for once try to take Responsibilities for your actions than to blame the pf government for your failures and other things, lets try to help each other without pointing fingers… So ministry of education board please try to find ways to help the girls….

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  20. Sexual abuse of any form is a criminal act that must be addressed fully and its perpetrators prosecuted in a court of law. Sexual abuse or assault by someone in a position of trust is particularly appalling considering the lifelong stigma the victim will endure lifelong. It is not a laughing matter, neither is it a Bemba, Ngoni, Tonga issue. Be serious and encourage victims to come forward. Similarly Health professionals should be encouraged to investigate and report suspicious pregnancies. Imagine your daughter being viciously attacked by a toothless , bad breath Grandpa with three wives at home !

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  21. KAGES IS THE BEST THE GIRLS ARE SWEET THEIR VERY FRESH I BENEFITED FROM THE SCHOOL BY MARRYING A GIRL FROM THEIR WE HAVE 3 CHILDREN NOW AND IAM SO HAPPY WITH HER, BUT A GUARD TO BE USRINATING IN GIRLS VULVAAS IS NOT CLEAN AS WELL AS COOKS BETTER WORKING UPPER CLASS HONOURS LIKE ME I WAS WORKING FOR ZANANCO AND MY CHICK WAS DOING GRADE 10 WHEN WE STARTED OILING EACH OTHER

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  22. Ati he is 40 but strong like a 25 year old on drugs. Abaice aba ukutemwa ubwamba. You were out of bounds, the best you could have done is to go with the school regulations, if at all you respected yourself .

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  23. Comment: the only way to go about it is by informing the school was authority but if they delay about it, take it to the DEBS office with proper evident

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  24. Comment: SKELETON, you’re going to die from Bp. Anything which goes wrong in the country you attribute it to PF government. Avoid politicking on national issues or else you’ll b out of favour on this medium. Hold your bitterness you stupid man.

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