In the early morning hours,around 4 a.m, of 15 March this year students from Monte Casino school marched to Macheke police station which is located about 7 km from the school.

They had a plenthora against teachers at their school and its teachers including unfairly confiscating their laptops, corporal punishment and sexual harassment, among other allegations. In the end education authorities managed to convince the students to school and promised to look into their grievances.

According to Mashonaland East’s acting provincial education director Kennedy Maturure the authorities have concluded their investigation and will be submitting a report to the permanent secretary of primary and secondary education.

I confirm that the report is complete and out. I am currently in Gweru on government duty and we will hand over the report to the permanent secretary. Some of the recommendations will see some of the staff members facing disciplinary hearings and those found wanting will be charged.

We have also recommended sending some personnel from the psychological unit to counsel the girls as well as to ensure that they won’t be victimised. I will have finer details of the report on Monday


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