Mozambique Fires Over 150 Teachers Over Sexual Abuse

Pupils (File Photo).

Maputo: MOZAMBIQUE’s Education and Human Development ministry has dismissed over 150 teachers for sexual harassment offences among others.

According to a Lusa report, Education and Human Development minister Conceita Sortane confirmed the dismissal of 164 teachers since January.

As well as sexual harassment, falsification of certificates and misappropriation of funds are prominent among the reasons for dismissal.

“We remain vigilant in identifying professionals who behave in a dubious manner,” Minister Sartone is quoted by daily Noticias as saying.

“Our government supports an education system that promotes the transmission of values. The teachers must exemplify these values and distance themselves from behaviour that undermines the sector’s good standing,” she added.

Of the total number dismissed, 124 were removed on sexual harassment grounds.