De­ploy­ment of newly re­cruited teach­ers

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Dear Ed­i­tor,

IT’S good that Gov­ern­ment has suc­ceeded on its am­bi­tious pro- gramme of re­cruit­ing teach­ers coun­try­wide to off­set the short- fall.

In some schools’ you find that the teacher-pupils ra­tio is over- whelm­ing against the teacher thereby af­fect­ing the pupils’ pass rate.

We hope that this will come to an end with the re­cruit­ment of over 10, 000 teach­ers.

I sup­port sen­ti­ments by Zam­bia Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Coali­tion (ZANEC) chair­per- son, Kabika Kakunta that all newly re­cruited teach­ers must be de­ployed to the in­tended work places if Gov­ern­ment is to achieve its vi­sion in the provi- sion of qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion.

This is against the back­drop of the teacher-pupil ra­tio which is too high.

Gov­ern­ment and the newly re­cruited teach­ers must ad­here to the guide lines and be con­sis- tence in pri­or­i­tiz­ing the most af- fected dis­tricts when de­ploy­ing them.

There is need for the na­tion to em­ploy at least over 10, 000 teach­ers per year, as the cur­rent loss of teach­ers in the teach­ing ser­vice is be­tween 5,000 - 7, 000 per year due to deaths, re­tire- ments, res­ig­na­tions and other cir­cum­stances.

LINDA CHILOMBO, Chin­gola

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