TSC appoints staff to newly created districts

By Staff Reporter

THE Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has appointed 15 senior officers to work in the five newly created districts of Eastern, Muchinga, Luapula and Northern provinces.

Commission chairperson, Stanley Mhango in a statement said the Commission had embarked on a countrywide tour to familiarize itself with the issues affecting personnel in the education sector.

“During the tour of four provinces a total number of 2,741 cases were received and have since been worked on by the Commission. The Commission has made major observations from it’s sittings and individual hearing,” said Mhango

Mhango said the mishandling of disciplinary cases had led to some officers being on suspension for as long as 13 years and are now getting half salary.

“Unfair treatment, frozen positions and poor record keeping are some of the challenges faced by the teachers. Competitive selection, equal opportunities for appointments that considers the youth and persons with disabilities to the Public Service are some of the issues the Commission will look into,” he said

He said Zambia has become the third country in Africa to recognize teaching as a profession and as such the commission will regulate teachers’ conduct at workplaces and outside.