Muchinga province Education officer Jobics Kalumba has put on hold the provincial transfers of teachers in the area.
Mr Kalumba told ZANIS in Isoka today that the decision has been made because the province has lost many teachers due to transfers.
He noted that in the period between 2012-2014 about 300 teachers have left the province through transfers therefore disadvantaging the learners.
He said the decision has also been necessitated due to numerous requests for transfers from the teachers themselves especially females.
Mr Kalumba pleaded with the teachers to bear with the education officials on denying them transfer for a while.
He explained that as Zambia was striving to attain the Millenium Development Goal on education for all by 2015 teachers were key to deliver the much needed service to the children.
Mr Kalumba explained that the provincial education authority in Muchinga had already received thirty requests for transfers since January this year from teachers who want to go to mainly Lusaka and Copperbelt.