Deployment of newly recruited teachers
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