Schoolgirl shun classes over head teacher’s sexual flirts

Victoria Kumwenda, a form four female student from Emvuyeni Community Day Secondary school in Mzimba has shunned classes in the last three weeks following  the persistent pressure from the school head teacher  who has been sexually flirting with her.

She revealed this during Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO)  community awareness campaign on the promotion of girls’ education that  was held at Emvuyeni School in Mzimba district.

Victoria told the gathering that she dropped out of school when she  got pregnant while at Ekwendeni girls secondary school.

Victoria has run out of ideas after her headmaster's persisitent to sleep with her

“After taking care of my child l thought it wise to return back to school and lucky enough l was enrolled at Emvuyeni CDSS,” she said.

While at her new school,  a sex-crazed head teacher  was seeking to romance her .

“He at one point gave me the keys to his house demanding that  l stay there until he comes. I refused and he got angry with me.  The second time, he did the same and l just took the keys to show my  parents,” Victoria told Nyasa Times in an interview later.

After realizing that there was no change despite reporting him to her  parents, Victoria and her parents reported the matter to the Victim  support unit in their area.

Despite reporting the matter to VSU, the teacher is reported to  have not stopped seeking sexual intercourse with her.

“There was no change, and instead l just thought of abandoning classes  for three weeks,” she said.

She, however, stressed that on June 25, the headmaster called her  again to his house but she refused.

“After hearing that there is an organization called YONECO coming in  our area for an awareness campaign on the promotion of girls’  education l offered myself to reveal the whole scenario because it has  been disturbing me a lot,” said Victoria.

During the awareness meeting. the girl encouraged other girls to learn from her  experience and avoid premarital sex.

The headmaster denied that he was seeking sexual activity from the schoolgirl.

YONECO in partnership with Plan Malawi is implementing a project that  is promoting the education of the girl child in Mzimba and Kasungu  districts. The project is being supported by Department of International Development (DfID), Britain’s aid arm.

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