Teachers Abandon School for fear of Being Attacked
By Editor - Sat Jun 23, 11:13 pm
Teachers at Lwamala Basic School in Kapiri Mposhi district in Central Province have run away from the school for fear of being attacked by villages.
The teachers abandoned the school on Wednesday June 20, after an irate mob of
villagers descended on them and beat them up.
This was after the school management passed an order against the villagers prohibiting them from tress-passing at the school premises.
MMD Ngabwe Ward Area Councillor, Borden Kalebuka who confirmed the incident saying the villagers were angered by the decree
passed by the school management forbidding them from passing at the school premises.
Kapiri Mposhi District Educations Boards Secretary-DEBS, Muyunda Mooya also confirmed the incident.
Mr. Kalebuka said the school management decided to close the walking pathway through the school and prohibited the villagers from passing through the school because they were disturbing the learning session for pupils.
But the incensed villagers ganged-up and attacked the teachers including the school head teacher around 16:00 hours on Wednesday forcing them to flee from their homes with their respective families.
He said the school is temporally closed as there is no learning going on because of the absence of teachers.
Meanwhile, the Councilor has appealed to government to open up a police post in the area.
He said the absence of a police post has encouraged and given rise to criminality in the area.