Government in the process of remodeling the teachers’ recruitment - Mabumba

Minister of General Education, David Mabumba, says the ministry is in the process of remodeling the teachers’ recruitment process.

Mr. Mabumba says the proposal to remodel the process, which will be submitted to cabinet in the next two weeks, is meant to make the recruitment of teachers in the country more transparent and fair.

He says the proposal will also seek to increase the number of teachers to be recruited annually, to meet the current demand.

And, Mr. Mabumba says the government wants to invest in the local production of school books.

He says the current trend where most school books are printed outside the country compromises quality as some of the books are full of grammatical errors.

Mr. Mabumba says once cabinet approves, the printing of books will be done locally under the supervision of the curriculum development Centre.

The Minister said this in reaction to the concerns raised by students at David Livingstone College of Education in Livingstone.

The students complained that the teachers’ recruitment process was not transparent, and that the current books, especially those in local language, are full of errors.

Meanwhile, Chudleigh House School Founder Petronella Chisanga has implored government to take keen interest in observing the operations of private schools in the country.

Mrs. Chisanga says private schools supplement government efforts in providing educational services to the citizens.

She says not everyone can run a school which meets people’s expectations hence the need for government to start checking the quality of services being offered by private schools.

Mrs. Chisanga was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News during the 25th Anniversary celebration for Chudleigh House School in Lusaka.

She has praised government for supporting the private sector to contribute to the provision of education services in the country.

Source: Lusaka Times

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