Government is planning to recruit 5,000 new teachers who will be deployed to various schools across the country next year to improve the pupil-teacher ratio.
Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education Minister John Phiri says government plans to recruit 5,000 teachers next year to address the pupil teacher ratio challenge.
Dr. Phiri says the recruitment of the teachers will also include teachers for pupils with special needs.
Dr. Phiri states that government is keen to transform the education sector by reducing the gap between pupils and pupils.
He says government recently recruited one thousand early childhood education teachers countrywide and that next year the number will be increased.
He adds that last year government recruited 5, 000 teachers and the recruitment of 5, 000 more teachers next year will go a long way.
( Monday 13th October 2014 )