By Suleman Chitera
TEVETA MANAGEMENT STAFFS PREGNANT 36 FEMALE STUDENTS THIS YEAR ALONE
At least 36 female students pursuing various technical training in different public and private Colleges under TEVET has been pregnanted by their management and staffs.
The reports are indicating that Management and staffs demands sex from female students before granting or nominating them on bursary scheme, reports are also showing that girls who objects to authorities demand are forced out of school if they fail to pay school or exams fees. This sad development has been disclosed after guardians of 6 girls flocked to Livingstonia Technical College to make enquiry on responsible the staffs for the pregnancy of their children. The similar incidents has been established from other Technical Colleges like Salima, Phwezi Womens Vocational Training School, Soche, Mzuzu and others raising the number to 36 from January this year.
In 2018, 88 girls were also pregnanted by TEVET Management and staffs. In reaction to this matter the Public Relations Officer for TEVETA Mr Lewis Msasa confirmed the development but said they are working on to discipline all responsible Principals and staffs Rise of sexual assault by Teveta management and Staffs has been declared as worry some to the economic goals and women empowerment