MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE TEACHERS RECRUITMENT IN KASEMPA, MUFUMBWE AND MUSHINDAMO DISTRICTS

5
1975

MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE TEACHERS RECRUITMENT IN KASEMPA, MUFUMBWE AND MUSHINDAMO DISTRICTS.

Nsakwa yaba Kaonde is a Non-Political Registered Cultural Association with the purpose to preserve and promote the Kaonde Culture and its Language in Zambia.

The National Committee for Nsakwa yaba Kaonde has in the past days received numerous complaints regarding the recent ended Teacher Recruitment Exercise in Kasempa, Mufumbwe and Mushindamo District where it has been alleged that most of the LOCAL RESIDENTS who applied to be employed where left out and people from other areas where considered under these Districts.

After thorough investigations into the allegations, we have established that indeed most of the local based applicants (Kaondes and Non Kaondes) in the three Districts including those that have been volunteering at various Schools were left out.

Nsakwa yaba Kaonde is questioning the criteria that the Ministry of Education used to employ Teachers in the just ended exercise.

We are earnestly appealing to the Minister of Education to immediately nullify the lists of announced names for Kasempa, Mufumbwe and Mushindamo.

We are further appealing to the Ministry of Education to probe the numbers of Teachers employed in the past three years in North Western Province that have left but still using the Payroll Management and Establishment Control (PMEC) numbers for the Province.
For/behalf of Nsakwa yaba Kaonde

5 COMMENTS

  1. The one Zambia one Nation Policy worked well because we went wherever the services you offered were required.
    I remember, in the 70’s I was posted in Kasempa as a teacher, and surprisingly all the 5 of us at that school, were never from Kasempa.
    One was from Luandazi, the other from Lukulu, one from Luapula, Zambezi and one Kaonde.
    It was never an issue. Suddenly in the UPND New deal government clicks have come up rejecting the selections done.
    How then is the Policy one Zambia one Nation going to be promoted?

  2. Does this association know that it’s not the ministry of education that recruits teachers but the Teaching service commission. Besides, why is it that it’s only Northwestern, Eastern and Luapula provinces complaining about the recruitment. Come to think of it there are bembas, tongas, nyajas etc living in these areas where complaints are coming from. They have every right to apply for jobs in those areas where they are domiciled. This tribal nonsense must be frowned upon with the contempt it deserves !!

    • Point ofcorrection. Someone from Zimba (Southern Province) was complaining about the same two days ago. Cornelius Mweetwa did the same during the first teacher recruitment. Read the article again. Even non North-Westerners who live in those areas have not been deployed. Instead “foreigners” were preferred.

  3. Regionalism is indeed gaining ground in Zambia.In very near future it will be unheard of getting appointed and sent to any part of Zambia.I think personally that whatever the so called regional bodies stand therefore will be respected coz they represent their pipo’s interests.However no attacks on young pipo sent there will be entertained.Recruits are innocent in all these issues .Let us show proper leadership and uproot any roots of hatred for outsiders or those from other regions.Zambia is one.Perhaps the criteria for recruiting youths must be put under microspe and critically analysed.Let a more formidable system be put in place n seen to stand the test of time.From Berlin

  4. Point ofcorrection. Someone from Zimba (Southern Province) was complaining about the same two days ago. Cornelius Mweetwa did the same during the first teacher recruitment. Read the article again. Even non North-Westerners who live in those areas have not been deployed. Instead “foreigners” were preferred.

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