By KELVIN MUDENDA-
EDUCATION Minister Douglas Siakalima says out of the 30,496 newly recruited teachers, 17,400 have already been placed on the payroll.
Mr Siakalima said the 17,400 teachers put on the payroll were those that had completed the necessary documentation and had reported to their respective schools.
He said the teachers on the payroll would receive their first salary next month.
He said the ministry of Education had also struck a deal with Absa Bank Zambia which would see the newly recruited teachers banking with the financial institution access bank free services for three months.