LUSAKA, 26TH OCTOBER, 2018 – As Zambia Police, we are sending a warning to all pupils in Secondary Schools to desist from engaging themselves in any acts of lawlessness following the decision by government to reschedule the 2018 examinations.
Further, we are appealing to parents and guardians to help guide the conduct of their children as failure to do so may result into their children facing criminal charges which may in the end negatively affect their future.
The Zambia Police will not condone any act that has potential to cause any form of anarchy in this Country, therefore, anyone that will be found causing confusion will not be spared.
Today between 09 00 hours and 10 00 hours, pupils from Lusaka’s Olympia Park Secondary School staged a protest demanding that they be allowed to write Exams. The pupils blocked roads using stones thereby inconveniencing motorists.
Attempts by their teachers to calm the situation failed hence Police was called in to quell the situation. Upon seeing Police Officers, the unruly pupils began throwing stones at the Police but officers managed to disperse them and calm has been restored.
Police managed to apprehend 10 pupils among them grade 08, 10, 11 and 12 pupils who were later strongly warned and released.
I wish to categorically state that any further misconduct by the pupils at the said School or any other School, as long as it is within the boundary of Zambia will not be tolerated by police.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER