Male Teachers Warned Not To Turn Girl Pupils Into Lovers

A senior education officer in Isoka District in Muchinga province has sternly warned male teachers to desist from indulging in intimate relationships with school girls.

Isoka District Education Board Secretary Gino Sichilima says he will not tolerate any male teacher found in intimate relationships with school girls.Speaking at the end of the Churches Health Association of Zambia-AGAPE project Consultative meeting held at the Teachers Resource Centre in Isoka yesterday. Mr. Sichilima said teachers are parents to girls and should not turn them to be lovers.

The DEBS stated that eyes were on the Girl Child to get educated and not to be turned into brides as this deprives them from a bright future.

Meanwhile one of the 518 girls who has benefited from the CHAZ – Adolescence Girls Accessing Prevention and Education (AGAPE) Project Blessing Mukelebai has praised the project.Blessing explained that previously, she used to face a lot of financial problems related to paying fees and other school requisites.She explained that CHAZ -AGAPE is surely taken back hundreds of vulnerable girls to classroom.And Blessings has pledged to work hard in schools so as to achieve her education goals.