Chiradzulu pupils on streets, protest arrest of fellow learner who fought with teacher

Hundreds of pupils from  Chiradzulu Primary School pupils on Monday took to the streets to protest the  arrest of a Standard 8 pupil who was arrested after picking up a fight with a teacher.

Some of the stones thrown on the road by the pupils
Chiradzulu pupils on streets during the protests

The pupil fought with his teacher on Friday during assembly time after he was asked to stop eating porridge during the assembly.

Following the fight, the boy was arrested on Saturday and on Monday morning as his case was to be heard at court his fellow pupils saw him and started shouting for his release.

Police Officers rushed to the scene to dispense the pupils who had by then started blocking the road and stoning them.

Parents, Teachers Association (PTA) Chairperson, Alexander Maloya condemned the behaviour portrayed by the pupils saying if they had problems they could have first sought audience with the Head teacher or the PTA.

He condemned the school management for failing to resolve the issue or consult the PTA before resolving to have the pupil arrested.

“We went to school for a meeting with school management and we started hearing some murmurings from the pupils after making some inquires we learnt of the arrest. We asked to meet the head teacher, but we were told that he was at the District Education Managers (DEM) office on the same issue,” the Chairperson said.

Maloya added that when the head teacher arrived at the school, he refused to talk to them saying they are still discussing with the DEM and the matter is in court.

According to information sourced at the court, the accused is Hanleck Elias, 18 and is answering a case of assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to section 254 of the penal code.

His case was adjourned to Friday November 23, 2018 where the court is expected to give the ruling.

 

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Victoria
Victoria
2 years ago

A teacher going physical with his student? I blame he teacher

matela
matela
2 years ago

BOMA LA DPP LALOWESA MAPHUNZIRO PANSI KOMA MKUMATI PITALA NDI CHAMPION ZOSEKESA ANA AKUMAPITA 8 KOLOKO KU SUKULU ATI UFULU DPP IS KILLING MALAWI FUTURE LET THIS GOVERNMENT GO AND EXPERIENCE THE OTHER ONE

masa masina
masa masina
2 years ago

In Malawi, there are more pupils like this boy. The future of Malawi scares me.

Costly Gogoda Chisale
Costly Gogoda Chisale
2 years ago

No wonder this region is the worst in terms of high illiteracy levels

Max
Max
2 years ago

Alomwe sopano how can a student pick a fight with his teacher is that despline zinazi kumaona how can an 18 years person be standard 8

Bodza silabwino
Bodza silabwino
2 years ago
Reply to  Max

The bastard was supposed to be in first year college

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
Dipipi wa Yudiefu
2 years ago

He does not care because he knows the system (educational system) allows him to do whatever he wants including going to university without really fighting for it. These are small things that grow into big things later. Kamuzu knew Malawians pretty good, that is why he put MYP personnel in all secondary schools. Tiwone Maliseche’s government kuti apangapo chiyani especially that it is Chiladzulo. Malawi walero, ena akugulitsa ma voter reg card, ena akupanga ma passport, ena akumenyana ndi apunzitsi. What do you expect when the head of the whole country and all his followers are openly reported in media… Read more »

ndele
ndele
2 years ago

stupid student and all students. which pupil was allowed to b eating while on assembly????????????????? matama munytu.muin

Masida
Masida
2 years ago

Standard 8 koma 18 years old, eish no wonder analibe mantha fighting the teacher. Koma mpaka ku court mulanduwu. Eh ma rights achuluka! Kale zimathela kukumba zenje zimenezi.

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
Dipipi wa Yudiefu
2 years ago
Reply to  Masida

At that age I was going into 3rd year (diploma course) at Polytechnic. Up to my 1st year in secondary school, I thought teachers were supernatural human beings. I did not even know that they were being paid for teaching us. Masiku ano ana asukulu amawauza aphunzitsi ndalama zimene amalandila, the exact figure.

nabiyeni
nabiyeni
2 years ago

Lack of discpline! Munhtu umadya porridge pa assembly? Chitsilu!

Le Senor de Los Cielos
Le Senor de Los Cielos
2 years ago

Lock all of them up already (if the jails can accommodate them). Brats!

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