Malawi court suspends 32 students over pregnancy: Sexual activity rise in Nkhatabay among teens

A  Magistrate court in NkhataBay has ordered the suspension of 32 boys and girls at one school over pregnancy scandal just in one term, a situation that has raised eye brows over sex activities for teenagers in the lake shore fishing district.

Student Pregnancy: Depressing statistics in Nkhatabay

Student Pregnancy: Depressing statistics in Nkhatabay

Magistrate Alexander Gomba heard how 16 boys at Hoho secondary school in Chintheche impregnated the 16 girls just four weeks into the new term.

The magistrate said it was only proper and good to suspend both the boys and girls to give them ample time to look after the pregnancies, the worst pregnancy scandal at a school in living memory.

Gomba said after the girls had delivered, all the 32 were free to return to school and continue with their education.

This was after the magistrate had charged the boys with defilement as the girls looked younger than 18 years which could have taken them to jail.

However, the head teacher John Msowoya told the court that the girls were all 18 years old, saving the boys from going to jail for defilement.

Primary Education Advisor for Chintheche Peter Chirwa welcomed the ruling but parents of the children pleaded with the court to remove the suspension and accused the curriculum for fuelling sex amongst the youth saying the children are taught sex issues that they are not supposed to hear.

The 32 parents now risk K10, 000 fine for each student because of a standing rule in the area which prohibits school girls from getting pregnant and boys impregnating girls.

Reports indicate that the head teacher is receiving threats for disclosing that the girls were pregnant as this will force the parents pay the K10, 000 fine to the elders of the area.

The case was brought to court by a child protection NGO, Maranda Child Protection Committee.

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44 thoughts on “Malawi court suspends 32 students over pregnancy: Sexual activity rise in Nkhatabay among teens”

  1. julius banda says:

    fake reports instead of 8girls and 8 boys then 16girls and 16boys it is primary school i wonder where did u gate secondary xool no wonder ur saying HoHo instead Uhoho fp. watch out ur second hand information from former uhoho teacher SIR BANDA

  2. But I can’t understand wr wz the head teacher by that tm to report the matter to xul governing body to suspend thm b4 mmmmm mwina ma teachers ar involved in this check this out gys

  3. Haaaaa gondolosi basi mpaka na16 grls at one xul means they wr after sex not lessons at all

  4. pregnancy says:

    this world of ours eish!

  5. Paja munkati chisembwere koma achawafe….. Hehehe ziriko!

  6. Clown says:

    Ha ha ha.
    This nyasatimes managed to get three women to expose their bump bellies to photograh. Anamu lipira zingati?

  7. Miss Vibration says:

    hehehe lucky me av got a baby grl so called Marapelo but shez in zimbabwe with her dad…mwina inu mimba zanuzo akukanani enanu ndye maluzi ake ali pa nyasa mulowera nazo kti zimenezo?? kufuna kuapatsa makolo ntchitotu kumeneko…malo mophunzira ndikumazapanga bwno mutsogolo bwnj? mwachita bwno mukadziwe ku boma mukagone pa bed la mmwamba azimai tichuluke pa nyasa hehehe

  8. Esther says:

    Komano ndichani ana inu!y cant u wait

  9. Nguswigha says:

    Gvt shuld introduce maternal waiting rooms in secondary school so that girls who have been imprignated shuld be kept waiting their delivery time. This could an effective public service reform

  10. condom says:

    hehehehehe so in primaly xuls mwayamba kale kupeleka ndikulandila mimba hehehehehe.

    The students mainly the girl students i assure you xul future is doomed for them boys there is a chance of returning to xul… todys generation is too much involved with sexual exposure

    As a strategy letsts teach our students on ABC methods…this may include
    ————Sexual heath education
    ————parent children sexual talk campains
    ————distribution of condoms in various xuls if they can not abstain they use..

  11. Denis Mtux says:

    kwali vose wakumanya nichiuta pakusazgirako population.

  12. Soya Pieces says:

    The problems is we are feeding the students Soya pieces, guys those things provide libido. When your wife prepares them with Lyco Mzuzi mix, see what happens at night. Believe me I know.

  13. briton says:

    A pregnant teenager gets suspended…. most likely will never go back to school. She will be illiterate and her babies will most likely be illiterate. What we need are practical solutions, SUCH AS teenager need to have access to CONTRACEPTIVES and ABORTION SERVICES!!!!!!!!! YOU HEAR ME, YOU POLICY MAKERS IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION?????? you guys with your stupid policies are inhumane, this country wants to preserve a culture that we know is contributing a lot to the suffering and poverty. THESE GIRLS WILL END UP ILLITERATE, WITH 4-5 children before they are 30 years and you complain that malawi is poor, overpopulated and with a struggling free healthcare system……. THESE PROBLEMS ARE SELF INFLICTED!!!! maybe it’s a way of seeking sympathy as they say MALAWIANS ARE THE BEST BEGGARS…

  14. Ze Roberto says:

    Pregnant woman from Hoho village reported in labour ward in the company of guardian.Patient complained of lower abdominal pains and backache. On admission; Vital signs; BP 120/72 mmHg, PR 80b/m and body temperature 66.8○C. and respirations 22br/m. On examination: Height 165cm, weight 72kg, conjunctiva pink, no palmer pallor, no swollen lymphnodes and norma gaity. Abdominal examination: pendulous abdomen, fundal height 38 weeks gestation, descent 4/5, contractions 2 moderate lasting 30 min and 20minutes, position ROA, fetal heart rate 130b/m.
    Vaginal examination: show seen on vulva, cervical dilatation 4cm, station 0, effacement 100%, pelvis roomy.
    Impression: High risk primigravida in established labour
    Plan of care:
    Monitor maternal and fetal condition and labour progress
    Pain management
    Energy management
    Hydration and elimination management
    Explain condition to client and guardian

  15. Matthews says:

    But it is also required that the boys must support their respective girls.

  16. muzgawacharo says:

    nawonso asanduka ayao khalidwe lochitana

  17. nanga says:

    Abortion Bill needs to be enacted quickly. Our population is too high because of this and we will continue suffering the consequences.

  18. Misolo says:

    Is it a brothel or school?

  19. JENIFFER KAMKONDO says:

    MUTONGA

    NDI

    MCHAWA

    PACHIGOLOLO ALIBE MNZAKE

    FUFUZANI ATSIKANA ACHITONGA
    NDI ACHICHAWA NDIWOCHEPA
    AMAFIKA FORM FOUR MPAKA
    KULEMBA MAYESO.

    ZAWO NDI CHIGOLOLO BASI
    NDE XOOL YAWO NDI JOWENI
    KUKHWIMA MKATI..!!

  20. Zodi Dopo says:

    Nchine mwawana kukufyuka ndi kuluwa umwali nkhwananga Hatee kutilengesa vyanachikana malango demeti

  21. John M. says:

    All 16 girls were born in the same year??? 18 yrs old. Ok!

  22. Mwanamtonga says:

    Mwalengesa mwawanthu imwi.

  23. Big brains says:

    That’s a good judgement ! Bravo judge! Kwao kwa anthu ophunzira kumeneko, kupatsana mimba ngati akugawa mondokwa. Or should we say they are preparing for 2019 general elections? Paja ma voti amafuna anthu ambiri kuti president awine Kikikikiiki

  24. wadabwa says:

    Koma ndiye kunali kusinjanatu njala ija yeti

  25. Moya says:

    Sex education plus condoms need to be distributed at the school and the village/s where these students come from. The School did not offer proper security for the girls thus assuming it was a boarding school. Otherwise sex inalowa fashion! I feel for the girls parents.

  26. LessChildrenPlease says:

    Kids having kids. More mouths for aid? Wake up Malawi!

  27. Aubrey says:

    Kkkkkkk, this school has put Nkhatabay on the sex map. 16 pregnancies at one school in just four weeks? Sounds crazy. The ruling is just great, win win situation, nice one. Akweni Che Kaliati, kulankhula kwambiri inu, pitani kumeneko mukalankhule ndi anawa, chiwelewele too much. Mukawalangize yanu ija.

  28. Luton says:

    The magistrate having found no case for the boys to answer, he had no jurisdiction to impose the suspension. Such an order is invalid at law.

  29. Mtchona! says:

    This is very tough indeed. But these young parents have to look ahead. God loves them and the children to come…but something must have gone wrong at the Sch. These guys must have indulged in group sex activities….

  30. sukutumpwelembwe says:

    zonsedzi n’chifukwa cha nsima ya kondowole !
    Eishh , ine nsima imeneyi ayi !!!!)

  31. charlie hebdo says:

    Kukwatana muli ana….kaya muzionera

  32. ngoni says:

    zukutero

  33. Dr Manga says:

    SEX BETWEEN TWO CONSENTING ADULTS IS NOT A CRIME. THE BOYS SHUD NOT BE VICTIMISED .THESE GIRLS ARE ADULTS AND KNEW THE OUTCOME OF WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THE MAGISTRATE IS SETTING A BAD PRECEDENCE HERE.MAKING A GIRL/WOMAN ABOVE 18 YRS PREGNANT IS NOT A CRIME .WHICH LAWS IS THE MAGISTRATE APPLYING HERE .

  34. Nkalapwaga says:

    kukanakhala ku Mangochi bwenzi ena mukutuluka mpunga mkamwa apa.Koma Atongaaaa lo!

  35. Lord says:

    So, they prefer no sex issues in schools? kikikikikikiki

  36. Nkalapwaga says:

    Kukanakhala ku Mangochi bwenzi ena apa akutuluka mpunga mkwamwa.Koma Atongaaaaa.

  37. Nkalapwaga says:

    Amengwetu lo!

  38. tom says:

    Surely the curriculum on social studies is very explicit on sexual issues. It should be revised else this pregnancy trend will continue getting worse. One wonders as to whether it was really developed with people of upright mind.

  39. mtonga says:

    A tonga mwanyangu mwanyaya. Mwachitapu ukazuzi nge wanyidu wakumwera

  40. Chikavu says:

    Atonga kushowana tsopano, kkkkkk. Kukonda zinthu inu iiiiiii!

  41. gurugunya says:

    Does a pregnant mother’s stomach look like this? The third one will have twins.Atumbuka munadziwa tsopano kuchindana mpaka 16 girls at one school in less than 9 months. Asaaaa.

  42. Zoba wa zoba says:

    Worst pregnancy report!

  43. atsikana inu opusa osangopita ku uhule bwanj ngat mukufuna zimenezo! boma likuti muphizire koma ayi ndithu nyasi zenizeni anyamata inu tadzionani mumangidwatu inu za zii! makolo akupereka fizi za zii nyasi ngat izi aah!

  44. Lake Malawi says:

    Koma yaaaahh ana apa sukulu imeneyi amachindana mowopsya. Imagine ndi angati amene ataya mimba plus oyuza ma Condom. I think Nyere zake ndi mamawa, masana, madzulo

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