Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS) on
Saturday said no fewer than 23 teachers were
dismissed in Zambia for sexually abusing and
impregnating pupils in 2016…
The Teaching Service Commission in Zambia said
that the teachers were dismissed for having sex
with the pupils and impregnating others from
January to December 2016.
The commission is a quasi-government agency
that oversees all matters related to terms and
conditions of teacher services.
Jennifer Chiwala, the commission chairperson,
however, said that two provinces, Lusaka and
Luapula, did not record any case of sexual abuse
“As of January to December 2016, a total of 23
teachers were dismissed out of which 13 were
dismissed for having carnal knowledge of pupils,
while the other 10 were dismissed for
impregnating pupils,’’ she said.
According to her, investigations have been
launched concerning the sexual abuse of pupils
by teachers and that a comprehensive report will
be issued after the investigations.
“In January, some pupils at a girls’ school in
northern Zambia complained of sexual abuse by
teachers, a move that caused anger, forcing the
government to launch investigations.
“So far, some teachers have been suspended at
the school after they were implicated of
perpetrating the trend by the pupils during