The Secondary School Teachers’ Union of Zambia says massive country-wide infrastructure development by government has started to bear fruit especially in the education sector.
Union General Secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa says the recently 100-percent progression of grade seven pupils into grade eight shows that through infrastructure development, government has created enough classroom space at secondary level to accommodate all the pupils.
Mr. Wamuyuwa has since called on unions to support government in its effort to achieve education for all.
And Mr. Wamuyuwa has further warned that his union will not back any member who will be found with fake academic and professional documents.
He has also expressed happiness with the industrial harmony that has existed between government, teacher unions and tutors in the year 2018.
Meanwhile, Zambia National Union of Teachers General Secretary Newman Bubala has advised school authorities to put up measures that will ensure that all grade seven pupils that have progressed to grade eight move at the same pace academically.
Mr. Bubala has further appealed to government to consider recruiting more teachers next year and beyond to match the teacher pupil ratio especially in rural areas.
He has further urged his members to remain calm as negotiations for better conditions of service are still going on.
The duo was speaking in an interview with ZNBC news in Lusaka.