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.