By Flavior Kanungo
IT is an unacceptable for newly recruited teachers to start asking for transfers to change from rural areas to urban areas two months into employment, Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) Executive Director George Hamusunga has said.
Mr Hamusunga has asked the Ministry of Education to issue a directive to all the schools to the effect that they are not supposed to allow any transfers to newly recruited teachers until they have served for three years.
“We are aware that teacher selection was very objective and based on the needs of the schools and the guidelines were very clear on when to give transfers so such requests should not be entertained,” Mr Hamusunga said.
He said ZANEC is yet to conduct a study to establish the distribution of teachers to various schools as well as to review whether there is true value of the investment in the teacher recruitment.