Teachers who are failing to execute their duties asked to resign

Mabumba High day school,
Many children live a long way from school and prefer to rent accommodation nearby. Grade 12 pupil Dorcas, 17, stopped attending the Mabumba High day school, about 20km east of provincial capital Mansa, after becoming pregnant. She said: “We were staying the three of us [girls], then we started sharing the house with three guys and that is how we paired ourselves. We just wanted some form of emotional support; life is really tough out there. So, the whole of last year we were living together with the guys and would have [unprotected] sex almost every night but everything was OK.” ~ Dorcas. Photo Credit - Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

A senior government official in Kasama has advised teachers who are failing to execute their duties to resign.

Speaking when he addressed inhabitants of Kanchule village in Lua Luo ward, district commissioner, Kalanga Bwalya charged that teachers failing to do their respective duties should consider resigning as they are contributing to illiteracy.

Mr. Bwalya’s remarks follows complaints raised by some concerned parents.

He has since described teachers with a trend of abandoning their classes as thieves and sinners.

Meanwhile, the district commissioner disclosed that the shortage of teachers is a nationwide problem, but that his government is addressing the situation. 

Radio Mano