By FRANCINA PHIRI –
THE Teaching Service Commission has said that 42 Zambian teachers have been deployed to work in Seychelles as expatriate teachers.
Teaching Service Commission chairperson Stanley M’hango said that 42 Zambian teachers were scheduled to go to Seychelles and work as expatriate teachers for a period of two years.
Mr M’hango said that the quality of Zambian teachers was what attracted the government of Seychelles to solicit for them to go and teach in that country.
He said in an interview yesterday that the contracts given to them were renewable and the teachers were scheduled to leave in February 2018.
Mr M’hango said that the teachers were selected after undergoing intensive interviews in Lusaka.
“The Zambian Government was approached by the Government of Seychelles to see if it can help them with human resource in the education sector,” he said.
Mr M’hango said that the recognition of teaching as a profession in Zambia had added value to the education sector.
He said that the commission would also second the names of teachers travelling out so as to secure their jobs should their contracts expire.
Mr M’hango said that only three countries in Africa recognised teaching as a profession and Zambia was one of them.
He said that it was easy to enter into an agreement with the government of Seychelles because Zambia had a teaching profession council in place.
Mr M’hango said that the commission would always make sure that all teachers conducted themselves in a professional manner so as to attract countries which might want human resource in the education sector.
He said that the Zambian Government would continue training more teachers so as to equip them with skills that would enable them attract other countries.