—–Kasama District Commissioner, Kalanga Bwalya, has castigated some lazy teachers whom he described as passengers in the district.
Mr Bwalya warned that any teacher who fails to do their duties diligently will not be accepted in the district.
The District Commissioner issued the warning when he addressed teachers and members of the public at Kanchule Primary School in Kasama yesterday.
Mr Bwalya mentioned that teachers that are missing classes are contributing to the high levels of illiteracy and government will not hesitate to take action against them.
He advised teachers, especially those in rural areas, to resign and give jobs to other people that are willing to work rather than having them as passengers who abscond from work.
The District Commissioner said the government is concerned about the education of children hence teachers should do their work properly.
Mr Bwalya further warned parents against early marriages and encouraged them to educate the girl child.
And Kachule Village Secretary, Kennedy Chali, complained that the school only has two teachers, adding that classes from grade one to grade four are not operational due the shortage of teachers.
Mr Chali appealed to government to give Kachule School a face lift as the one being utilized was built in the federal government.