2 Malawian teachers accused of showing porn to learners: Consent classes rolled out

Some students at Bazale Full Primary School in Balaka district have accused two of their male teachers for allegedly showing them  X-rated images and pornographic video clips while the other one is accused of fondling the school girls’ breasts during lessons.

Ujamaa-Pamodzi, which teaches self-empowerment

Ujamaa-Pamodzi, which teaches self-empowerment

The Standard 8 female learners disclosed this during a talk with their female teachers on the good moral behavior at the school.

But the the school’s Head teacher Hussein Nkhata who confirmed to have received such reports said after investigations told Nyasa Times that  it has transpired that the learners exaggerated the issue.

“After I got the reports, I immediately instituted investigations which have shown that it is not true,” he said.

He, however, said one teacher a Mr D. Kunsiya was teaching Life Skills subject and during a topic called ‘types of marriages’ the learners demanded to see how people enter into marriages.

“So Mr. Kunsiya had pictures of his wedding on his laptop and he showed them. After that he then showed them the pictures of a certain lady who was swimming at the lake in Salima last year,” Nkhata said.

He identified the other teacher as a Mr C. Kapito.

But some learners claimed  an X-rated website snapshots appeared on the screen of the laptop.

Asked on the way forward, Nkhata said he had submitted the report to his authorities for any possible action.

District Education Manager (DEM) Davie Nselebo said he was yet to see the report as he was away in Salima.

“But basically if there are such reports of misconduct we also send our team to do the investigations and take action in consultation with the headquarters depending on what they found,” Nselebo said.

Meanwhile, schoolgirls in the country are learning to defend themselves against sexual abuse from teachers  by a Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa, a non-governmental organization (NGO).

The group uses vocal exercises and physical activities to teach girls how to speak out against assault, harassment, abuse, and — if necessary — how to physically fight off attackers.

A report about sexual assault in Malawi  found that one in every five girls under the age of 18 in Malawi has been sexually assaulted.

Project coordinator Simang’aliso Domoya says the group hopes to bring change to the country.

“We would like to reduce the incidences of rape. We would also like to promote education by reducing early marriages, school drop-outs and also early pregnancies,” Domoya said.

The project is also teaching boys that they should respect girls. It also shows them how to become involved if they see a girl being assaulted and  teaching them about sexual health, consent and peer pressure. They say the responsibility to end harassment and abuse is up to boys, too.

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One in every 5 girls. …blue lie aimed at attracting funding from donors

And even issue of two teachers especially fondling one lacks substance….in class?

Take away life skills from the syllabus

BTN
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BTN

It should also be known that some NGOs that are promoting the protection of the girl child are coaching young girls to exaggerate and cook stories that will depict a scenario that the NGOs are truly working. The behavior of these NGOs should be investigated and due punishment prescribed.

Awize
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Awize

My poor Malawi

Joseph Banda
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Joseph Banda

Well, for sure this teacher had been visiting pornographic web sites, and forgotten to close the browser, our saving some pornographic pictures on his laptop that he accidentally showed. Poor luck? Yes. Poor judgment? Yes. Reason for disciplinary action? Yes. He should get a warning and apologize to the ones who were offended.

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