First Lady tells girls to stay away from sex

Dr Christine Kaseba

Dr Christine Kaseba

First Lady Christine Kaseba-Sata has cautioned school girls against engaging in casual sexual to avoid pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections that will stop them from realizing their dreams.

And the First Lady has called on girls to help prevent cervical cancer by not engaging in sexual activities before completing school.

Speaking to school girls at Mkushi High School in Central province recently, Dr Kaseba urged the girls to abstain from casual sex to avoid cervical cancer which she said is sexually transmitted.

The First Lady advised the girls to get involved in the fight against cervical cancer which has claimed many lives in Zambia.

She noted that it has become common place to hear many young girls that are engaged in sexual relations with boys and sugar daddies who end up ruining their future by infecting them with Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV or giving them a virus that cause cervical cancer in women.

She appealed to the girls to strive to live healthy lifestyles by avoiding sexual relations while in school so that they realize their dreams.

Dr Kaseba advised the girls to focus more on education if they are to become like her or better than her in future.

She encouraged the girls to work hard in school and go to the university so that they can acquire tertiary education that will allow them to change their current social status after which they will be free to marry a man of their choice.

She tipped the girls to challenge boys in school by taking subjects such as mathematics and sciences that are perceived to be for the male pupils.

And Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwige Mutale pleaded with the girls to take the First Lady’s advise seriously if they are to make it in school.

Ms Mutale testified of how she abandoned her course in the school of natural sciences at the university due to discriminatory remarks by some male students that girls cannot make it in such courses. The Permanent Secretary disclosed that she regretted after she meet her then fellow student Dr. Kaseba who managed to study medicine in the same intake.

And a grade 12 pupil, Loreen Timbani who is also the school Head girl commended the First Lady for taking time to give a motivation talk to the girls.

In her vote of thank, Loreen highlighted some of the challenges that include lack of electricity and water supply that the school is facing.

She pledged on behalf of her fellow girls to work hard in school and excel in life. / ZANIS