Govt Recruits 7,221 Teachers
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Govt Recruits 7,221 Teachers

By Mark Ziligone (ZNBC)

Government has recruited 7,221 teachers under the 2023 recruitment exercise.

Education Minister DOUGLAS SYAKALIMA says instead of recruiting 4,500 teachers budgeted for in 2023, the government has instead recruited an additional 2,721 bringing the number to 7,221 teachers.

Speaking during a press briefing at his office today, Mr. SYAKALIMA said the recruited teachers will replace those that have left the service.

He added that the Ministry did this in order to respond to the overwhelming 69,311 applicants received in 2023.

Mr SYAKALIMA said names of successful candidates will be published on Friday January 26 , 2024 in print newspapers and on electronic media platforms.

Mr SYAKALIMA said the newly recruited teachers will be required to collect their appointment letters from the District Education Boards Secretary’s -DEBS- offices where they are selected.

Meanwhile, Teaching Service Commission Chairperson DAPHNE CHIMUKA said the teacher recruitment exercise was undertaken in a transparent and meticulous manner in all 116 districts.

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