Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) has expressed concern over the problems that have arisen because of the Direct Electronic Debit Account (DEDAC) system in the ministry of education.
ZNUT, Deputy National Secretary Catherine Chinunda said during a press briefing in Chipata that a number of teachers have so far experienced unnecessary deductions from salaries while others have gone for two months without salaries.
Mrs. Chinunda urged government to quickly address the situation saying it could affect the performance of teachers if left unattended.
“The teachers are being de-motivated as a result their performance may be poor and this could also affect the examination results among pupils in the country,’ she said.
Mrs. Chinunda disclosed that ZNUT is currently going round the country to determine the number of teachers that have been affected with the new payment system.
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