Mensah-Williams cautions learners
19 Jun 2013 07:40
OHANGWENA, 19 JUN (NAMPA) - Deputy Chairperson of the National Council (NC), Margaret Mensah-Williams has called on learners to abstain from sexual activity and to instead concentrate on their studies.
Mensah-Williams made the call whilst addressing a belated commemoration of the Day of the African Child by learners from schools in and around the northern border town of Helao Nafidi in the Ohangwena Region on Tuesday.
The commemoration took place at the Ponhofi Senior Secondary School (SSS).
?Sex, delay it. Don?t hurry for it, because it will not go out of fashion,? said Mensah-Williams as she encouraged the learners to refrain from sex while in school.
She also urged the female learners not to allow boys to sexually abuse them.
?Do not allow them to use you and demote you to a second-class youth,? the Deputy Chairperson of the NC urged, adding that each learners are expected to be manufacturers of good discipline and characters at school and in the community.
She, on the other hand, urged the learners not to look for sugar daddies or sugar mummies, and cautioned them that such people will destroy their future.
Speaking at the same event, Senior Headman Johannes Moshana of the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority?s Omhedi District echoed Mensah-Williams?s sentiment.
Moshana asked the learners to always pay homage to the South African children who suffered brutality and were shot at by the then apartheid authority forces for protesting the inferior quality of their education and demanded their right to be taught in their own language in Soweto on 16 June 1976.
The Day of the African Child is commemorated on 16 June every year since 1991, following its proclamation by the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU).