Female student-Male Teacher Sexual Relationship in Moshi Municipality, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Sexual advance points, reasons, reporting status and responsible teacher category
Authors: Bryson D. Kinyaduka and Joyce F. Kiwara
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The purpose of this paper is to: identify sexual advance points; reasons for a male teacher approaching a female student; examine reporting status by a female student on her male teacher sexual advances and identify responsible teacher category. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design. The study used questionnaire to gather information required. It was found that sexual advances began in school offices, premises, along the road and in tuition centres. Teacher power, student need for favour, female student beauty and teacher’s lust were found to be main reasons for a male teacher approaching a female student. It was further found that most female students did not report the vice. Lastly, it was found that both mainstream school and private tutor teachers approached their female students. The study concludes that secondary schools are not immune from amorous relationship. The study recommends a formulation of student-teacher relationship policy among others.
Keywords: Sexual relationship, Mainstream school teacher, Female student, Male teacher, Private tutor