State committed to improve conditions for teachers


GOVERNMENT is committed to ensuring that working conditions for teachers are constantly improved because it holds them in high esteem, says Kabompo district commissioner Shatewa Ndumba. Ms Ndumba said the construction of teachers’ houses and a power substation in Kabompo district to connect the district to the national electricity grid were some of the efforts by Government to improve the status of teachers. Ms. Ndumba said this when she officiated at this year’s World Teachers Day celebrations held at Kabompo Secondary School under the theme “Valuing teachers, improving their status”. She said the implementation of the revised curriculum in schools and implementation of the professional teaching council to oversee standards of teachers were among major milestones in the education sector that Government was proud of.Meanwhile, Kabompo District Basic Education Teachers Union (BETUZ) chairperson Steven Ntambo praised Government for employing more teachers this year.Mr. Ntambo said the establishment of the Teaching Council would bring sanity and recognition to the profession.He warned teachers not to engage in examination malpractices as culprits would not be defended by the union.Meanwhile, Kabompo Secondary School teacher Kennedy Musoko, who was awarded for his dedication to duty at the event, implored fellow teachers to work hard and bring value to the profession in order to uplift it.