- Standard one students allegedly raped in toilets
- Angry parents demand answers
- PTA chair says its not the first time
- School head mum on it
Shocked parents of standard one students at Sekgoma Memorial School in Maun have accused school authorities of a cover up over allegations of sex sessions in the school toilets.
Speaking to The Voice on condition they are not named in order to protect their children’s identity, some of the concerned parents said that their girls were allegedly coerced into engaging in sexual intercourse by standard one classmates during school hours.
Lashing out at how the school head, Wame Ramotswiri handled the allegations, the angry parents demanded to know why they were not told immediately when the problem surfaced.
The shocked parents were reacting to the school head’s decision to address only the parents of the accused boys, while sidelining the victimised girls’ parents.
“This is a clear sign that the school head wanted to keep this whole thing quiet. To sweep such a big problem under the carpet to protect the good name of the school at our children’s expense is definitely not right,” said an angry parent
PTA committee Chairperson, Dihelang Bopadile confirmed the allegations of sexual activities amongst standard one pupils, adding that it was not the first time such allegations had surfaced at the school.
“Last year we had a case whereby a standard one girl taught her classmates how to insert fingers in their private parts and such related sexual activities,” Bopadile said.
He further revealed that the girl was transferred to another school after her parents were summoned to explain her strange practices.
Bopadile said that sexual abuse allegations have often surfaced and resurfaced at the school over the eight years he has been the PTA chairperson, but it was the first time that eight abused children have boldly spoken out about how they were coerced into having sex with their classmates in the school toilets.
“We also suspect that some children could have been exposed to pornography at their homes, but we will investigate further and even go to the extent of calling for God’s intervention to get to the bottom of the problem,” he said.
The school principal however refused to comment on the issue saying that there was nothing that she could share with The Voice before hanging up the phone while Acting Regional Director Mmemo’s phone rang unanswered.