—Kawambwa District Administrative Officer, Mwita Kasengele says teachers play a major role in the national development.
Mr Kasengele said this in Kawambwa yesterday when he officiated at the World Teachers’ Day celebrations held at the public square.
He admited that teachers play a major role in national development because without them the world would not be the way it is today.
Mr Kasengele said because of this, credit should be given to all the teachers for their positive contributions towards the sharing with young learners who in the end become faithful members of society.
However, the DAO added that teachers cannot fully achieve their goals if there is no unity as the theme of this year’s teachers’ day states.
Mr Kasengele said there is serious need for unity at all levels so that quality education will be the final result.
Meanwhile, Mr Kasengele said the PF government is committed to fulfilling teachers’ grievances.
He noted that the government has embarked on a number of projects to ensuring it fulfils its campaign promises.
The DAO pointed out that the government has also scored some achievements citing the embarking of massive infrastructural development in primary, secondary and tertiary learning institutions.
Mr Kasengele revealed that in Luapula Province the government is building a university in Mansa, a Trades Training School in Mwense, a college for mathematics in Nchelenge and construction of several secondary schools around the province.
He said government has successfully upgraded a number of primary schools to secondary schools citing Chishinga, Kanengo and Kawambwa Central.
Mr Kasengele said all this is an indication that government is moving in a positive direction and will continue to do that.
Speaking at the same occasion, District Education Board Secretary (DEBS), Patrick Soko, also said teachers should unite in order for them to be able to provide the kind of education which will change the children’s behaviour and positively contribute to national development.
Mr Soko noted that teachers in all the schools should be effective if pupils are to attain quality education.