The Teaching Service Commission is concerned with the low number of children in rural areas accessing early childhood education.
ZANIS reports that Teaching Service Commission chairperson, Stanley M’hango said early childhood education is not supposed to be a preserve of the rich but that all children should be given an opportunity to access education.
Mr M’hango said it is sad to note that North Western province has as low as 153 teachers against 6,620 learners accessing early childhood education.
He said the commission will engage in deliberate needs based recruitment of teachers in an effort to increase children accessing early childhood education in line with the seventh national development plan.
Mr M’hango said this when he paid a courtesy call on acting provincial permanent secretary, Mukwambuyu Katungu in Solwezi today.
And Mr. Katungu assured Mr M’hango that the provincial office will support the teaching service commission once it begins to redistribute teachers from urban schools to rural areas in order to even the teacher-pupil ratio.