Six female students at Rumphi Secondary School have been sent home awaiting their verdict from the Ministry of Education for allegedly bullying form 1 students by striping them off in the presence of fellow students.
Of the six suspended students, five are Form 4s, while the other is in Form 3, according to the school’s Headmaster, Bentry Manda.
Manda said authorities at the school had been receiving complaints particularly from Form 1s about such ill treatment by some Form 4s and 3s until when they decided to take action.
Bullying of any form by fellow students is against Ministry of Education’s rules and regulations which clearly stipulate that all students are equal and must learn in a conducive environment.
“These complaints have mainly been coming from girls’ hostels where some Form 4s and 3s have been striping off Form 1 students in the presence of fellow students.
“According to the reports these students were actually been stripped off so that their colleagues could make fun out of their figures,” said Manda.
The students appeared before the school’s disciplinary committee before they were told to pack up and leave the campus.
The Ministry of Education is yet to comment on the matter and come up with a final verdict on the issue.