Professional Teachers Union of Zambia (PROTUZ) says t the Teaching Council of Zambia ( TCZ ) should take punitive measures on any teacher found wanting.
PROTUZ Lusaka provincial chairperson Paul Chipimo says after 490 teachers have so far been found with forged Grade 12 and General Certificate of Education (GCE) certificates, it is prudent upon the TCZ to take stern disciplinary measures on any erring teacher.
Mr. Chipimo said the development of teachers been found with forged certificates is a saddening one but the teaching council should take the required steps to the erring teachers to protect the teaching profession.
“Our interest is serving the teachers however it is very unfortunate that others have forged papers, our stance is that let the employer do what is necessary to the erring individuals because we don’t support illegality,” he said.
Mr. Chipimo said in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka, today, that teachers need not to comprise with standards because they are role models to society.
He added that the Teaching Service Commission should however be considerate and critical in dealing with certain cases of the teachers which may be sensitive.
“I think in dealing with the issue some cases should be critically handled because whatever the case the employer has the bigger say in the decision that will be made on this matter,” he said.
Teaching Council of Zambia recently so far discovered 490 teachers with forged Grade 12 and General Certificate of Education (GCE) certificates.
This was revealed during the ongoing teacher registration exercise for teacher’s country wide.