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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julius banda

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

ganganinga andy

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

mwana wamnyumba

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


this world of ours eish!

Apoche Anyade

Paja munkati chisembwere koma achawafe….. Hehehe ziriko!


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

Miss Vibration

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


Komano ndichani ana inu!y cant u wait


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


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..

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