Non-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Executive Director Engwase Mwale has called on relevant authority to immediately dismiss the Kasama Teacher who was caught red handed having carnal knowledge of a pupil at St. Theresa Girls Secondary School.
In a statement made available to pan African Radio, Ms. Mwale said the conduct of the teacher is a clear indication that he is a danger to the girl children especially those in boarding Schools.
She said it is unacceptable and unprofessional for a teacher to take advantage of the vulnerability of a pupil to abuse her in such a manner.
And Ms. Mwale noted that the Kasama case could only be a tip of a deeper and far reaching challenge in girls’ schools.
Ms. Mwale has since appealed to the Government, through the Ministry of Education, to put in place stringent measures to safeguard the girl child in most of the schools, especially in some boarding facilities with inadequate monitoring and protection mechanisms.
Ms. Mwale further appealed to the Police to investigate the matter given that the named teacher started abusing the girl at a time she was still a minor.
“Relevant authority should immediately dismiss the Kasama Teacher that was caught red handed having carnal knowledge of a pupil at St. Theresa Girls Secondary School” Ms. Mwale said