Teachers & lecturers set to lose certificates for sexually abusing students

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Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister Dr Godfrey Gandawa has said that Government is in the process of crafting a law that will see teachers and lecturers that sexually abuse students in exchange of higher grades losing their certificates.

He said this at a graduation ceremony at Mkoba Teacher’s College in Gweru last week where he capped 417 graduands. Said Gandawa:

More often than not we have had rampant cases of abuse of children in schools by teachers who should be custodians of examplary behaviour. Teachers have raped or impregnated young girls. When this happens we start questioning the training and morality of that teacher. We are actually in the process of crafting a new law for high and tertiary education institutions which also includes private colleges and universities. In that same law that is where we are putting deterrent measure to make sure that we curb such practices.

More: Herald

Godfrey GandawaGweru

Dr. Godfrey Gandawa is the Deputy Minister at Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development in the government of Zimbabwe. He is also an entrepreneur and owner of Fuzzy Technologies a Zimbabwean company that supplies technology equipment and services. In October 2016... Read More About Godfrey Gandawa

Formerly Gwelo, Gweru is the capital of the Midlands Province and Zimbabwe's third largest city. It is the main import and export centre as well the most accessible industrial center that oversees markets through South Africa to the South and Mozambique to the east. Read More About Gweru

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