– Teaching Commission identifies need for data on Teachers in the country

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Teaching Commission identifies need for data on Teachers in the country

Ndola, February 28, 2013, ZANIS –THE Teaching Service Commission  (TSC ) has observed that updating the existing data bases that deal with staff information in the teaching service is serious and urgent.

Teaching Service Commission Chairperson Jennifer Chiwela says that all appointments must be done in a transparent and fair manner adding that this can only be done when data on staff was available and accurate.

Ms Chiwela  said the Commission wanted to ensure that appointments and promotions were given to deserving candidates.

ZANIS reports that the TSC Chairperson said this  at the end of the tour of Copperbelt province held today at Ndola Technical High School.

She said the Commission was determined to update and make the data base current in order to enable it make informed decisions which included appointments, confirmations, promotions and retirement.

She called on administrators to ensure that teachers were confirmed in time (six) months after deployment in their appointments.

Ms Chiwela explained that the objective of the tour was to deal with long outstanding cases in the province and to sort them out on the spot with Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education officials.

She said during the tour the Commission received a total of 1, 158 submissions and 24 retirement cases from North-Western province which were considered urgent.