374 teachers dismissed in 16 months for fraud, misconduct

By Staff Reporter

The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has dismissed 374 teachers for unethical conducts between January 2018 and April 2019.

TSC spokesperson Jane Mbambara said the teachers that were dismissed were from both Primary and High schools in the Zambian public service.

She said the affected teachers were dismissed for fraud as a major problem with others for absenteeism and defilement.

“In 2019, the number of dismissed teachers added from 278 t0 374 and majority of the dismals were due to the forging of qualifications,” Mbambara said.

She said TSC disciplinary committee was working hard to ensure that the processing of the individual’s documents was thoroughly done so as to avoid such occurrences in future.

“The various dismissal cases are handled by the Disciplinary Committee of the TSC and the committee ensures that all teachers work in accordance with the ethical code of conduct for teachers,” she explained.

Meanwhile, Mbambara has encouraged people to desist from trying to get jobs using unattained qualifications.