The Ministry of General Education has implored its workers to stop leaking vital information to the public.
Director for Human Resource Management and Administration in the ministry, Greatson Chipalo says workers should practice confidentiality on matters concerning their work.
Mr. Chipalo says the human resource team should desist from leaking information regarding matters of the ministry adding that such behaviour was a breach of the code of ethics in the civil service.
He was speaking during the provincial teacher recruitment exercise meeting in Chinsali today.
He said the bad practice of disclosing information puts the ministry in an awkward position.
Mr. Chipalo further warned that culprits will be dealt with through the legal process of the law noting that investigations are ongoing to bring the officers breaching the code of ethics to book.
The warning comes in the wake of information circulating on social media about the staff in the ministry that allegedly have forged education and professional qualifications.
Meanwhile, Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe has advised the recruiting team to be objective when carrying out the exercise.
Officially opening the provincial recruiting meeting today, Mr. Nundwe said there was need to take the exercise seriously.
He said the recruitment team has been entrusted to do a sensitive task of recruiting teachers at provincial level and it should therefore, ensure that it conducts the exercise with integrity, patriotism and impartiality.
Mr. Nundwe said anyone who will be biased and entertain irregularities will be held accountable not just to the administration but to the entire government.
He further challenged the team to prioritise the local applicants in Muchinga province during the exercise to avoid unnecessary teacher transfers.
Mr. Nundwe also appealed to the civil servants in the region to stop leaking vital information to the public.
He said leaking information was a serious offence that officers need to avoid.
The provincial teachers’ recruitment meeting is being attended by District Education Board Secretaries (DEBS) and Human Resource Officers from all the nine districts in the province.