A teacher union body in Kitwe has hailed the recent recruitment of over two thousand teachers.
National Union of Public Private Educators of Zambia Copperbelt Provincial Secretary, Evans Chisenga says the new teachers will help reduce the teacher pupil ratio.
Mr. Chisenga says the recent recruitment will help in meeting government’s objective of providing equality education to all Zambians and increase the level of literacy in the country.
He has however called on government to increase the number of teachers recruited in the next exercise stating that more schools are being opened and the demand for teachers keeps increasing.
On Monday, the teaching service commission announced that 2-thousand and nine teachers have been selected for recruitment this year out of the over 27-thousand that had applied.
And Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia General Secretary Jeffrey Simuntala says the Union values government’s partnership in delivering better working conditions of service for teachers countrywide.
Speaking in Kabwe where the Union handed over furniture to a teacher whose house was gutted last month, Mr. Simuntala said teachers just like other civil servants deserve better living standards if they are to deliver to the expectations of Zambians.
Mr. Simuntala said the union will not only end at advocating for better conditions of service for teachers but also invest in corporate social responsibility as a way of giving back to teachers and their communities.
And Central province permanent secretary Chanda Kabwe thanked the Union for coming to the aid of the affected teacher.
Mr. Chanda said the Provincial administration will continue working with the teacher unions for the benefit of the education sector.
And the affected teacher James Zimba thanked government and the Union for coming to his aid.