Twelve grade 4 pupils at Pafiwa Mutasa Primary School were reportedly ordered to strip naked in front of the whole class as punishment by their teacher. The teacher identified as Mrs. Maswa then beat the girls on their backs before calling four other teachers to watch. The headmaster of the school was hostile and refused ton comment when Manica Post asked him about the incident.
A parent who spoke to the Manica Post said:
It is disheartening that most of the teachers who are supposed to be acting as guardians of these innocent girls tend to be the ones who inflict harm and abuse. Child abuse affects the quality of education and affects the students’ life. The headmaster never acted and why? He only said that he will report the issue to the ministry. We made a follow up a week before schools closed but nothing was done as yet. We cannot afford to have such teachers. The most painful part is that she is a female teacher who is supposed to be a mother to the girl. They must leave the school. I will make a follow up as soon as schools open.
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