Flush out fake teachers - BETUZ
By JOHN KOMBE
THE Basic Education Teachers of Zambia (BETUZ) has called on the Ministry of General Education to flush out fake teachers from the system. BETUZ national trustee, Ms Mwangala Dyaunka made the call when she spoke on behalf of the other teachers’ unions during the commemoration of the October 5, International Teachers Day in Chongwe.
Ms Dyaunka appealed to the government to allow the due process of the law to take its course and bring the culprits to book.
This was in reference to the revelations that some teachers were illegally practicing as they had fake professional qualifications.
The theme of the 2017 Teachers’ Day was, “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers.”
Earlier at the same function, Chongwe District Commissioner, Frazer Musonda, who is himself a teacher by profession, said teachers were a critical workforce to the advancement of society.
Mr Musonda observed that any successful person have their beginning in the teacher. He hailed the role that teachers play in the development of human capital.
He therefore implored the teachers to view themselves as very important members of the community. He called on them to live up to the expectations of society.