Wednesday, February 23

How Would You Like To Pay For That, Sir?

According to Education Minister Andrew Mulenga, the Zambian government announced plans to recruit 5,000 teachers this year to relieve the severe shortage of teachers country's basic and high schools. "It is expected that the current teacher/pupil ratio of 1:52 at basic school level will be reduced when the new teachers take up their postings," he said.

1 to 52!

The article makes no mention whatsoever of the tens of thousands of schoolteachers currently on strike because Government has not paid their salaries.