Zambia has joined the rest of the world in celebrating world teacher’s day with the theme; the transforming of education begins with teachers.
President Hakainde Hichilema has pledged that government will ensure that all schools are adequately equipped with desks.
Speaking during the world teacher’s day celebrations in Lusaka, president Hichilema said government is committed to bettering the skills of society and the country, hence the free education.
“Desks will not be imported, they will be made here in Zambia,” he said.
He said education is the pillar of human capital development and that’s why government will ensure that teacher’s challenges are looked in to as well as provide adequate desks in schools by the end of 2023.
Meanwhile, speaking at the same event teaching service commission of Zambia chairperson Daphne Chimuka underscored government’s commitment to equitably level education standards both in rural and urban areas.
Mrs. Chimuka said the recruitment of over 30, 000 teachers is a statement indicator on how the new dawn administration values the education sector.
Meanwhile, National Action for Quality Education in Zambia NAQEZ, noted the importance of teachers for a country’s development further stating that today’s celebration theme is appropriate.
NAQEZ Executive Director Aron Chansa said teachers contribute immensely on the Zambians growth hence they need a better working environment provided for them to be motivated and work without being frustrated.
Mr. Chansa was speaking in an interview with One Love Radio news.