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Delaying the recruitment of 30,000 teachers by three months gets condemnation

Headlines Delaying the recruitment of 30,000 teachers by three months gets condemnation

The opposition Leadership Movement led by President Dr. Richard Silumbe has expressed disappointment with the Government’s pronouncement that the pending recruitment of 30,000 teachers will be done after three months.

In the 2022 National Budget speech, Finance and National Planning Minister Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane revealed that the Government will recruit 30,000 teachers this year.

Last Monday, Minister of Education Douglas Siakalima hinted that the recruitment of the 30,000 teachers will wait an extra three months for the process to commence and allow the new Teaching Service Commissioners to settle and commence advertising.

Mr. Siakalima has since asked the prospective teachers to be patient with the Government and allow due process to take effect.

But Leadership Movement Media Director Tatila Tatila said it is disturbing to hear the Government announce the delay to recruit teachers.

Mr. Tatila said the Government should honour its promise without any further delays.

He said the UPND Government was voted into power on the basis of job creation and President Hakainde Hichilema told unemployed teachers to dust their diplomas and degrees in readiness for 30,000 recruitment exercises.

Mr. Tatila said the Leadership Movement wants the new Teaching Service Commissioners to settle down quickly and not to become another political problem for professional teachers.

“Stop fooling teachers. You promised to recruit 30, 000 teachers so commence the exercise without any delay. It is very disturbing to hear that the Government is using new Teaching Service Commissioners as an excuse for failure to commence the recruitment exercise,” he stated.

“Many qualified teachers are roaming the streets hoping to get Government jobs through the Ministry of Education. What could be the problem, is it with the Teaching Service Commission, Teachers themselves or the Government, probably it is the lack of commitment by the Government to offer better and quality education,” Mr. Tatila said.

“Leadership movement is saying enough is enough to recruit teachers now. The UPND Government was voted on the basis of job creation and President Hichilema told unemployed teachers to dust their diploma and degree certificates in readiness for 30,000 recruitment exercises,” he said.

“Why should unemployed teachers wait for TSC to settle, this is unfortunate, anyway from the beginning, the Leadership Movement has always doubted the 30,000 recruitment in this administration. We can only hope that as New Teaching Service Commissioners settle down, it will not become another political problem for our professional teachers.” Mr. Tatila said.

Meanwhile, Mr Tatila has proposed that the new Teaching Service Commissioners should sort out issues affecting teachers in the country.

He said the new Teaching Service Commissioners should resolve the issue of Teachers in Service but not on payroll and teacher accommodation among others.

“TSC should be able to quickly deal with the following: Teachers in Service not on payroll, Teachers accommodation especially in rural areas and unemployed teachers between 2010 and 2021 among other challenges,” he said.

“Moreover the 30,000 recruitment it is just a drop in the ocean as it cannot take or accommodate all unemployed teachers on board hence for the Leadership movement we want to recruit in millions as opposed to thousands,” Mr. Tatila added.

17 COMMENTS

  1. These one family political parties also……..

    This is not time of haphazard kneejerk actions without planning like in PF days…..

    Meticulous planning and budget reflections need time to settle in………..

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  2. while we appreciate the pressure, just a bit of patience please. The damage by the PF was so deep that things have to be put in order for certain processes to begin.

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  3. These briefcase parties who dont even have a seat at ward councillor level….what is another 3 months wait of jobs that were never there in the first place.

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  4. Lies have very short legs,,,in order to maintain lying you have to come up with more lies…and after 3 months they will come up with another lie…this time it will be COVID related lie kikikikikiki Chipante pante government

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  5. Another SEAN TEMBO competitor !!!
    Sorry, Sean and Hakacinda are already in the race, and doors are closed for now. Spend the time to organize yourselves and your Ka Leadership Movement . If UPND implements all their promises, then what is the need for OPPOSITION thereafter? A briefcase or Social Media Opposition?

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  6. BA LT, NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS CONTRIBUTION, SO WHY ARE YOU HOLDING IT FOR MODERATION
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    Another SE.AN TEMBO compe.titor !!!
    Sorry, Sean and Hakacinda are already in the race, and doors are closed for now. Spend the time to organize yourselves and your Ka Leadership Movem.ent. If UPND implements all their promises, then what is the need for OPP.OSITION thereafter? Will be briefcase or Social Media Oppo.sition?

  7. BA LT, NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS CONTRIBUTION, SO WHY ARE YOU HOLDING IT FOR MODERATION
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    Another SE.AN TEMBOO compe.titor !!!
    Sorry, Sean and Hakacinda are already in the race, and doors are closed for now. Spend the time to organize yourselves and your Ka Lead.ership Movem.ent. If UPND implements all their pro.mises, then what is the need for OPP.OSITION thereafter? Will be briefcase or Social Media Oppo.sition?

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  8. BA LT, NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS CONTRIBUTION, SO WHY ARE YOU HOLDING IT FOR MODERATION.
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    Another SE.AN TEMBOO compe.titor !!!
    Sorry, Sean and Hakacinda are already in the race, and doors are closed for now. Spend the time to organize yourselves and your Ka Lead.ership Movem.ent. If UPND implements all their pro.mises, then what is the need for OPP.OSITION thereafter? Will be briefcase or Social Media Oppo.sition?

  9. In Zambia people condemn everything even if it doesn’t make sense. Those of us who understand how things work cautioned on this forum that it was unlikely that the said 30,000 teachers were going to be in their classes as schools opened for the first term. When Bally made the pronouncement he didn’t fully understand the implications of his populist pronouncement. The recruitment process might take 3 months to complete. So it’s likely that the recruits will begin to report to their respective stations around September or later. Sometimes don’t just condemn but provide guidance. Douglas looks lost even in his appearance. He looks lost whenever I see him at the Bakery on Central Street

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  10. I would call it a failure, if for some reasons that the 30,000 teachers were NOT recruited because there was NO money. But as long as that process is initiated, and the last teacher (30,000th ) is recruited in march 2023, I will still consider that as a fulfilled promise.

    Bally announced that he budgeted for the 30,000 teachers, something that was never done in previous government, so politically and morally right to make that abnnouncement. Its now up to the Minister of Education to put in processes to meet that target.

    They are NOT delaying as per say, but putting in processes for such mass recruitment exercise.

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  11. UPND praise singers kikikikikikiki 3 months is just next month….lies have short legs….lies catching up with Chipante pante government

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  12. No need to condemn the “delay” because anyone with functioning six senses could see that this was next to impossibble. Teachers are civil servants employed by government which is borrowing money from the IMF which is against a bloated civil service. Secondly when they tell us that first to be employed will be those serving as volunteers, makes one suspicious. Anyway let’s wait and see what happens next.

  13. Meanwhile the TSC has numerous human resource and structural challenges to attend to just so as to restore sanity in the system

  14. My KUDOS to both ECL and HH. Firstly the 30,000 and 11,000 plus Teachers and Medical personnell were trained under ECL leadership
    Secondly, once recruited they will be posted to various new schools, hospitals and clinics built during ECL Leadership and dotted all across the
    breadth and length of BEAUTIFUL ZAMBIA.
    Lastly thanks to HH for recruiting them.
    ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION

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