KEETMANSHOOP: Minister of Education, Dr Abraham Iyambo will decide on the case of the alleged molestation of boys at the Nowak Primary School in the village of Tses.
Nine boys who live in that school’s hostel told their school principal, Jacobus Swartbooi last month that they were being sexually molested by other boys in the same hostel.
About eight boys now stand accused of molestation charges.
The education inspector of the Kalahari Circuit in the Karas Region, Petrus Titus, told Nampa on Thursday that he submitted a report on the investigations into the matter to the minister on Wednesday.
In the meantime, some parents of those learners who were allegedly sexually molested, are demanding that the accused individuals be banned from all hostels in the region and country.
They claim that if the accused boys are allowed to stay in any other hostel, they might continue molesting other boys.
Another demand is that the accused boys undergo psychological testing to determine what could have led to their actions, and the results of these tests be used to determine their punishment.
The suspected molesters are, however, still in the hostel.
“Education officials told us that the boys cannot be banned from the hostel, as Government does not allow it,” said an aunt of one of the victims.
It is not yet clear what punishment the accused boys will be given if found guilty, but parents told Nampa on Monday that officials from the Karas directorate of education have mentioned that they are likely to be transferred to other schools in the region.