Itezhi Tezhi Member of Parliament Twaambo Mutinta has called upon Mukamambo Secondary school administration to rescind the decision to expel the 14 and 16 year old girls pupils who are alleged to have been defiled by students from Chalimbana University.
Mr Mutinta said the school should instead provide counseling to the victims who are teenagers.
“It is unfair to blame the victim and subject them to expulsion when as a country we are at a time of consolidating efforts to enhance the re-entry policy,” he said.
Mr Mutinta who is also Chairperson for the Parliamentary Committee on Education Science and Technology said the school should also be held accountable for not providing adequate child protection systems that safeguard learners against any harm that include exposure to sexual abuse.
Five Grade Nine and 10 pupils at Mukamambo Girls Boarding Secondary Schoo aged between 14 and 16 have since been expelled for spending nights away with their boyfriends from Chalimbana University.
Police have since arrested two students from the university aged 17 and 28 and charged them for defilement.
Police Spokesman Rae Hamoonga said a 17-year-old juvenile and a 28-year-old man, Chimuka Mweemba, were charged for defilement after two of the girls identified the students as the ones they spent nights with at their hostels.
“It is alleged that the suspects did have carnal knowledge of 14 and 16-year-old girls, respectively. Brief facts of the matter are that the girls were sneaking out of Mukamambo Secondary School and met with the suspects, who are students at Chalimbana University.”
It is a harsh decision but if that is the schools rules then they should be applied. Doesn’t the mp have better things to do ? This is a battle for the parents to fight with the school not an mp. Are one of the kids the mp’s children? Why does she have an interest in this trivial matter
Thats why there are school rules and discipline. What’s the point of having rules if they are not going to be followed. What example does this set for others. It’s OK to break rules go out and have sex because you will still be allowed back.
Rules are there for a purpose. Somewhere in Zambia we’ve developed a culture of thinking that rules are an inconvenience. That’s why people can build anywhere, sell anywhere, steal anything, etc
FOR ONECE THE 1MPOSTER IS TALKING SENSE
IT IS NOT FOR THE MP TO INTERVENE
RULES ARE RULES
AS USUAL LUSAKA TIMES WONT FOLLOW UP ON THE STORY
AND WE SHALL HERE NO MORE
SHE IS ONLY THINKING OF FUTURE VOTES
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CEMENT ISSUE ???
If the girls sneaked to meet their boyfriends, they must accept the school’s decision to discipline them.
Nice that KZ avoided talking politics where it is NOT due.
Kanjimaano it is you who sees politics in everything..of course when an mp gets involved then it becomes politics. They hold those offices based on politics. She is a upnd mp so this shows the calibre of upnd mps.
I know the girls were wrong but they are kids. Cant we suspend them and allow them back. In China they would take them to a specialised school that teaches them ethics. They are too young theyhave about 60 more yers on earth and we shouldnt close doors for them
These are little kids. Suspension should have been enough. Why destroy their whole future over sex?
I bet most of you reading this had sex before the age of 16.
If girls who had sex, conceived and have babies are allowed back at school, why should those that just had sex get expelled? They can also transfer them to other schools.
The MP should only plead with the school authorities and nothing beyond that.
At least they will spend time with their families and possibly be admitted into other govt schools. Think of their boyfriends who will not only lose their university education and also go to jail for having sex with under age girls. The girls were not abducted, they sneaked out voluntarily, have probably been doing this for along time until they were now caught.
The girls are being treated with kid gloves, these girls have been having sex without the school knowing for a long time. Please let’s have a heart for the boys that are surely set for jail
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