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Discharge teachers not reporting to their stations -MP

Rural News Discharge teachers not reporting to their stations -MP

Chitambo Area Member of Parliament Chanda Mutale has instructed the District Education Board Secretary(DEBS) to list down all teachers appearing on the Chitambo Payroll but are not working in the district to be submitted to the Teaching Service Commission so that they are recalled.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS today,Mr Mutale said all teachers appearing on the district payroll must come back to the district or risk being banned from the teaching service.

He said if those teachers want to belong to the schools where they are currently teaching, they should find a way of swapping as the payroll should be left at the school where it was established.

“I want the DEBS to write down all those teachers who have congested our payroll and are not here, submit the list and they shall be looked upon critically, its either they come back or risk losing their jobs,” he said.

The parliamentarian said the situation of having teachers elsewhere is robbing away the much needed manpower for schools especially those in rural areas.

He applauded the Teaching Commission for the initiative of ensuring teachers report to schools they were posted adding that the move comes as a relief to Members of Parliament who will no longer have to ask for teachers for their respective constituencies as all those on the payroll will be called back.

And Chitambo Area Member of Parliament Chanda Mutale says government is cognizant of the fact that there is a shortage of computers in schools.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS after he distributed books to schools across the district recently, Mr Mutale said government is not going to leave anyone behind adding that the introduction of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in schools is a sign of how committed government is in trying to achieve its objectives.

He said government wants to ensure that everyone is computer literate by 2030 as the world has now gone electronic.

Earlier, Vincent Sokoni a grade 9 pupil at Chalilo Primary School called on the Member of Parliament to procure computers for the school as the school has only two computers against 56 candidates who will be seating for their final exams and a total of 779 pupils who also use the gadgets during computer lessons.

“We are requesting your able office to procure computers for us so that we write our computer practical paper well this year and onwards,” he said.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Does MP have power to dismiss a Teacher? Improve rural areas and accommodation you will not win the battle bane

    • Correct Sosa, I for one was trained as a secondary school teacher; pursued Physical Education and Geography. My brother it is pathetic that you are sent at a primary school to teach grade 2 class. You are told by DEBS office that your posting is temporal until at a such time a school is found where you can teach junior secondary pupils in the particular subjects. Baba, I have been teaching for the past four years now, but still at the same school teaching grade 2, 4, 5 etc. That is what newly deployed teachers go through. It is a sad situation after 53 years of independence!!!!!!

    • Fire me if you can. Trained secondary school teacher. Holder of BSc.Ed with Merit. And no housing no secondary school students and so on. Very frustrating….. will find other alternatives soon.

  2. Clearly the mp isn’t well acquainted with the extent of the confusion in public service management. Often policy decisions are made but which tend to leave PSM a thousand years behind

  3. Let the same be extended to Milenge District.The MP was right.If one wants to be in town,let them create vacancies there rather than congesting rural payrolls where they are not serving.They are denying the rural child access to quality education.Let us support good ideas.If you are a victim my friend,just get back to your rural district or else you risk being dismissed.

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