Solwezi teacher baby sits while teaching
By Staff Reporter
A teacher of Kifufwa primary school in Solwezi, Chisanga Zulu baby sits while carrying out her job as a teacher to allow a girl child charged with the responsibility attend class.
And artist and academician Saboi Imboela expressed her happiness with the teacher whom she found carrying the baby on her back while a pupil sister was attending class.
The parents to the grade 6 girl withdrew her from school to take care of her siblings at home, a development that concerned the school administration.
Imboela said to be a teacher in rural Zambia one really needed to passionate about their work.
“I was so touched yesterday (Tuesday) when I found this teacher Chisanga Zulu of Kifubwa teaching with a baby on the back on behalf of one of the pupils. The girl child who’s been missing school a lot was followed home to find out why she missed school a lot and it was discovered that her mother leaves her with all her younger brothers and sisters to look after so she can’t continue with school,” said Imboela
“The headmaster told her to allow the pupil to be coming with her brother. So when she’s at school, the teacher is the one that actually puts the baby on the back so that this Grade 6 girl can learn properly,” she said
She said such dedicated teachers and headmasters were the real heroes for the country.