Socialist Party ( SP) ‘s aspiring candidate for Livingstone Central Constituency Aggryfil Brill has hailed government for its plans to recruit more teachers across the country.
Mr Brill says the recent pronouncement by the Vice President Inonge Wina that government will recruit more teachers especially in rural areas could not have come at a better time than this.
Mr Brill says politics on teacher recruitment must be put aside and focus on the positives that the recruitment will bring forth.
Mr Brill, a former trained teacher, explained that despite belonging to an opposition political party, he will always commend government on things that are developmental to citizens regardless of their political affiliation.
And Secondary Schools Teacher’s Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) Provincial Vice Secretary Charles Mulenga says the recruitment will help cushion the deficit most schools were faced with.
He said rural areas needed more teachers in subjects like mathematics , science and chemistry.
Meanwhile a Livingstone based trained teacher, Racheal Beene says she is happy that Government will soon start the recruitment process and hoped she could be among those to be recruited this time.
Ms Beene, who is yet to be employed, said since graduating five years ago , she has been engaging herself in some small business in order to sustain herself.
Vice-President Inonge Wina yesterday announced in Mwandi District that more teachers will soon be recruited in the teaching service to mitigate the challenge of shortage of teachers in most schools in rural areas of Zambia.
Mrs Wina said government was aware of the many challenges that teachers were going through especially in the rural setups.
She said it was against that background that government had resolved to address the teaching challenges on a permanent basis in the rural areas through the provision of more teachers.