Ministry of Education warns students over school vandalism

Government has issued a stern warning to students who vandalise public school property that they risk serious disciplinary action.

Saidi: We will ensure that such perpetrators of vandalism are dealt with according to law

Secretary for Education, Science and Techology Justin Saidi says the latest of such malpractices are the destruction of property at Rumphi, Blantyre, Thyolo and Lunzu secondary schools.

“[The ministry] will ensure that such perpetrators of vandalism are dealt with according to law and that repairs of destroyed properties are paid for by the culprits,” says Saidi.

He says much as the ministry respects the fundamental human rights as enshrined in the country’s Constitution, it expects all students to be responsible citizens.

He says the new trait of vandalism is contrary to the call for discipline and obedience from all students and pupils as stipulated in education regulations.

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