Labour and Social Security Deputy Minister Ronald Chitotela has said government is ready to improve the welfare of teachers in country.
Mr Chitotela said government wants to make the status of teachers in Zambia better and has since tabled a bill in parliament that will seek to monitor the work of teachers.
Mr Chitotela said the bill which has already passed second reading in parliament will be a guideline for teachers in terms of service, ethics, conduct and practice.
Speaking in Kawambwa today when he addressed teachers and pupils at St Mary Secondary school, the Deputy Minister stated that teachers must be made to feel proud of their profession.
Mr Chitotela also urged pupils to strive to excel and aim high in life saying that nothing good comes to a person without hard work and commitment.
He cautioned the pupils to be disciplined and focussed and not engage in bad behaviour.
The Labour Deputy Minister donated KR500 thousand towards the Youth Organising Committee in Kawambwa, ahead of Youth day which falls tomorrow on the 12th March.
And Kawambwa Youth Organising Committee Chairperson Daniel Mafwa has thanked government for the donation saying the gesture will go a long way in achieving objectives of the youth day.
And in a vote of thanks, St Marys secondary school Head Girl Jane Bwalya promised the Deputy Minister that she and her fellow pupils would adhere to his advice by putting education above anything else.