Government has implored teachers to be role models in communities they are serving.
Kawambwa District Commissioner, Godfrey Chilambwe says teaching does not just end in a classroom but is about making positive impact in communities.
Mr. Chilambwe said teachers should be agents of change by helping the communities access Constituency Development Fund(CDF) in order to develop their areas.
The District Commissioner was speaking today when he officiated at this year’s commemoration of World Teacher’s Day.
And District Education Board Secretary, Frank Malama has challenged teachers to reflect on their contributions to the society in their teaching career.
Mr. Malama cautioned teachers especially the newly recruited against involving in vices that may hinder progression in their careers.
He also acknowledged the poor infrastructure in the district that need to be addressed through CDF.
Meanwhile, Teachers Union representative, Felix Phiri commended government for the strides made to employ over 290 new teachers in Kawambwa from the recent recruitment exercise.
Mr. Phiri said this has come as a relief to teachers who were under pressure due to increased learner population as a result of implementing the free education policy from the early child education to grade 12.
He however appealed to government to address the challenges among them lack of decent accommodation and poor road network to keep the teachers in schools where they have been posted.
This year’s World Teachers day is being commemorated under the theme, “the transformation of education begins with teachers.”