Randy teachers face the sack
Written by Millennium on April 18, 2019
GOVERNMENT has warned that it will instantly dismiss teachers who would be found to be involved in intimate relationships with pupils.
Ministry of General Education warned it would dismiss any teacher found to be involved in an intimate relationship with a pupil.
Reacting to the arrest of the Mumbwa head teacher for suspected defilement, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Jobbicks Kalumba, said government would not shield any teacher involved in sexual offences with leaners.
“As a ministry, we will not tolerate such behavior from teachers. If that is true, the culprit will be dismissed instantly. We will dismiss any teacher found having intimate relationships with their pupils,” Dr Kalumba said.
Dr Kalumba said the girls were at school to learn and not to be swayed into sexual relations with their teachers who were supposed to be their mentors.
Meanwhile, Central Province Commissioner of Police Chola Katanga has confirmed the arrest of the Muleka Primary School head teacher, in Mumbwa, for allegedly having an intimate relationship with his 15-year old grade 7 pupil.
In an interview with the Sun yesterday, Mr Katanga said that the suspect, Foster Chilinga, 52 years, and head teacher at Muleka Primary School, had been apprehended and detained in police custody for alleged defilement.
Mr Katanga said Mr Chilinga was apprehended after the pupil confessed having a sexual relationship with him.
“What is true is that he (head teacher) is in police custody. He wasn’t caught red-handed per se. The pupil confessed having an intimate relationship with the head master after her parents found some incriminating messages on her phone,” he said.
“According to this pupil, whose name is Elizabeth Zulu, the relationship with her head teacher, a Mr Foster Chilinga, started in March this year,” said the police commissioner.
Mr Katanga said the suspect will appear in court soon.