Government is set to recruit about 10 000 teachers and headmasters, most of whom will be posted to rural schools in a bid to alleviate the severe shortage of qualified teachers in the country. The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Cde Lazarus Dokora, told Parliament on Wednesday that the green light for his ministry to recruit was given by Treasury last month. He said the Government was also looking forward to opening more schools.
“The directive was given at the beginning of the second term. That is when we were told that we are supposed to recruit teachers and headmasters. From that period, we were working hard on the recruitment of teachers so that these teachers would be deployed in resettlement areas, rural areas and other areas that have teacher shortages,” said Cde Dokora.