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Govt to recruit 15 000 unemployed teachers as part-timers

To reduce the pupil-teacher ratio in primary and secondary schools, Government is considering to engage between 10,000 and 15,000 unemployed teachers as part-timers.
Currently, the pupil-teacher ratio in primary schools is 1:47 while in secondary learning institutions, it is 1:27.

Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga said the teachers will be picked from the 60,000 unemployed trainees on the market to reduce the country’s deficit.
IN PHOTO: Northmead Primary School Grade One pupils attending class under COVID-19 preventive guidelines in Lusaka yesterday.

In Other News: Dr Tasila Tembo’s killer Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba pleads not guilty, begs to be referred to Chainama

33-year-old Zambia Army officer Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba who is accused of killing Dr Tasila Tembo has pleaded not guilty of murder when he appeared in court today and has made an application that he’s referred to Chainama for mental assessment.dr tembo1

Taking plea before High Court judge Wilfred Muma, Lieutenant Nigel Musonda Mwaba, of plot number 3827 Balastone, Lusaka West, denied…learn more

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