NEWLY RECRUITED TEACHERS START RECEIVING THEIR LETTERS
Newly recruited teachers who have been employed under replacements have started receiving their appointment letters.
The teachers who have come from different provinces are collecting their employment letters from the National Science Centre in Lusaka.
One of the newly recruited teachers, Brian Hiyongo who spoke to ZANIS in an interview, has since thanked government for employing him.
Mr Hiyongo is grateful that finally he has been employed after waiting for over 10 years.
And another newly recruited teacher Naomi Chansa has also thanked the government, saying dreams have finally come to pass.
Ms Chansa was happy as her living standards will improve and that of her family.
“Am thankful to President Hakainde Hichilema for ensuring that we are employed. Some of us have waited for over 10 to 20 years. This is truly a dream come true,’’ Ms Chansa stated.
Another teacher, Dejong Malala who has been posted to Mafinga district has however described the collection of letters as complicated.
Mr Malala noted that he has spent more money lodging instead of using the resources on other logistics to facilitate his travel to his designated school.
“ I am thankful to the President for giving me this job, however there is need to simplify the collection of letters as we are coming from far away places and are spending more money,” Let this process be simplified,’’ Mr Malala noted.
And another teacher, Francis Bwalya also advised the Ministry of Education to give each province a day when to verify their academic qualifications and also to collect the appointment letters.
Mr Bwalya said once this is done, it will help reduce the confusion and congestion which is currently happening at the centre.
Early last month, the government recruited over 7000 teachers across the country.