Ministry of Education permanent secretary Henry Tukombe
Ministry of Education permanent secretary Henry Tukombe

INCREASING cases of sexual scandals involving male teachers and their pupils are disturbing and need to be stopped, the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has said, warning that names of perpetrators will be made public if the trend continues.

As a measure to counter the immorality, the TSZ will be working with the Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) to come up with a website where names of teachers found guilty of the misconduct will be published to shame them and fend off would-be offenders.

TCZ chairperson Stanley Mhango said that teachers aged between 25 and 35 were the major culprits in the scandals.

“Why is it that we are now preparing teachers whom parents cannot be comfortable with? That is why the Teaching Council of Zambia is here because that is a very serious offence and we are now working with them (TSC) to come up with a book of sexual offenders.

“Once you have been found guilty as a teacher of being a sexual offender, we will put that in the book of sexual offenders and post on the website for the Teaching Council of Zambia, maybe we will reduce on these cases,” Mr Mhango said.

Mr Mhango was telling a gathering of stakeholders in the Teaching Service in Kabwe yesterday aimed at familiarising them with the operations of the TCZ.

He bemoaned the long period the sexual relationship cases took before being disposed of.

Mr Mhango challenged teacher training institutions to increase their efforts and begin to mold teachers that would not undress the profession through ill morals.

Mr Mhango also challenged the Teaching Service to be ready to serve from any place without politicising their appointments and changes in the teaching sub-sector.

General Education Permanent Secretary Henry Tukombe called on the Public Service workers to change the mindset and begin to deliver.

Mr Tukombe said there was need for the teachers and other civil servants to be agents of positive change.

“Let us take this meeting as an opportunity to remind ourselves what the Teaching Service Commission is all about,” he said.

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  1. Yes publish their names and faces. That will act as a deterrent to would be perpetrators. Good idea.

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    • Does anyone remember Mr. Chikolokoso a teacher in Kalulushi who later became a Headmaster impregnanted his grade 9 pupil who he then had to marry. He went on to infect her with HIV after fathering 8 children with her.

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  2. These things have always existed since time immemorial. The fact is no one will ever be able to stop two adult persons from having sex

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  3. THESE PERPETRATORS WILL BECOME CELEBRITIES FOR ADVERTISING THEM FREE OF CHARGE. JUST JAIL THEM 30YEARS AT MUKOBEKO AND GIVE THEM SEXUAL FEELING PILLS IN PRISON SO THAT OTHERS CAN WATCH THEM MASTURBATE IN PUBLIC AND CUM 100 TIMES A DAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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  4. THESE PERPETRATORS WILL BECOME CELEBRITIES FOR ADVERTISING THEM FREE OF CHARGE. JUST JAIL THEM 30YEARS AT MUKOBEKO AND GIVE THEM SEXUAL FEELING PILLS IN PRISON SO THAT OTHERS CAN WATCH THEM MASTURBATE IN PUBLIC AND CUM 100 TIMES A DAY. AFTER 30YEARS CASTRATE THEIR TESTICLES AND LET THEM TEACH AGAIN OTHERS WOULD HAVE LEARNT A LESSON WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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  5. Such threats are not a solution to the problem. he says biggest culprits are those between 25 to 35 yrs. These are supposedly young men whom common sense tells that schools rather than night clubs are the healthiest and safest hunting grounds for future partners. This chairman need to be reminded that actions which subscribe to the forces of nature demand for equitable policy guidelines than empty threats. Times are fast changing and it’s important thet the sexual abuse here referred to is clearly defined to avoid confusion by unfair application of justice

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  6. The relationship between an adult and an adolescent is irrational…and only a dysfunctional mind will make irrational decisions. Public shame, prison, etc., etc. will not deter the dysfunctional mind. Offending teachers (and clergy, scout leaders, etc.) live a dual life, the normal and the pretend. People around them must be aware of these behaviors. — it will not come from within.
    Assign all teachers to visit the ramifications.org website, a site for intervention and prevention. Go from there.

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