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.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. First of all, people go to social media because you don’t have systems in place where they can speak to someone if they see something going wrong. It’s your duty as HR to create confidential phone number for employees to call in confidence without identifying themselves if they want to blow the whistle.

    Secondly, it’s not a crime to say that someone is not academically qualified to do the job. Infact you should have applauded the people who are giving you such important information. Your counter reaction of issuing threats exposes you as an accomplice. You know that these people didn’t have needed qualifications.

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  2. let this be extended to police service , prisons zambia army and all other wings of secrurity services.

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  3. WHEN A TEACHER DOES TWENUKANI TO A GRADE 9 GIRL WE SHOULD KEEP A SECRET? WHEN I WAS HEADBOY AT KAGESS I WAS DOING TWENU TO A TEACHER BUT MALE TEACHERS HAD TO SPILL THE BEANS SO WHERE IS THE FAIRNESS???

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  4. How do you warn against crime…if I owned a shop, my workers were stealing why should I warn them I would rather get rid of all the bad apples and remain with two honest ones!!

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  5. Indicative of this government, keep quiet for fear of exposure, possibly family and friends of the government are given priority so government doesnt want that to come out. This is just a follow on from appointments for pf friends and family. Maybe the party should be renamed PFF Political Friends and Family

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