Minister of Education, Science, vocational Training and Early Education John Phiri says he is saddened by the poor results of pupils who complete school.
Mr. Phiri attributed the poor results of pupils to the non-commitment of some teachers towards providing quality education and guidance to the learners.
Speaking when addressing scores of teachers and parents at Ndondi secondary school in Pemba District May 30th, Mr Phiri said it was saddening to note that some teachers spent most of their time murmuring and seeking transfers from rural to urban areas neglecting what they were called to do.
Mr. Phiri thanked the teachers who have accepted to work in rural areas even under harsh conditions saying they should not regard their being in rural areas as torture but that God strategically placed them there to help a child who desperately needs education.
He challenged Head teachers to be result oriented and tender in their resignations if they failed to produce pupils who pass with flying colours to higher levels of education.
Mr. Phiri has since ordered Pemba District Education Board Secretary Mary Sifuniso to give her Headteachers a target of the number of pupils who should pass exams failure to which an action would be taken on the headteachers.
And speaking earlier, Pemba District education Board Secretary Mary Sifuniso said her office has recorded a number of successes despite being in the district for only six months.
Ms sifuniso cited the ongoing construction of additional specialized structures at Ndondi Secondary School,and the upgrading of Kanchomba basic school and Namakwenge Community school into comprehensive schools, among others.
The Minister also toured Kasiya Secretarial and Business College to inspect the rehabilitation projects at the institution and later addressed students and lecturers.
He later moved to Sinazongwe district for another tour.
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