National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) In conjunction with the Law Commission is conducting awareness campaigns on child rights in Dedza.
Speaking at Mchenga Primary School during the awareness campaigns on rights and entitlement, NICE Public Trust Lilongwe City and Dedza Civic Education officer Daniel Malango, said for the past years research revealed that learners’ rights have been violated in schools.
”A research was done which indicated a trend in child rights violation in primary schools. This prompted NICE and Law Commission to come forward and start addressing the situation,” said Malango.
On his part, Chimwangalu Education Zone Quality Assurance Control Officer, commonly known as Primary School Education Advisor (PEA), Patrick Siwinda, admitted that in some schools, learners’ rights are indeed being violated.
“Child rights violation is taking place in learning facilities but with efforts by NICE and the Law Commission the trend will be reversed, ” said Siwinda.
Dedza District has more than 200 Primary Schools.
Reported by Sothine Ndazi, MBC Online Services.