The government is recruiting another 8 382 teachers to complement the existing staff.
Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education spokesperson Taungana Ndoro said 7 000 names were sent to Treasury for its concurrence and to budget for their salaries and allowances before they were engaged.
He said 1 382 names were still with the Public Service Commission (PSC) for vetting and approval. Said Ndoro:
We have 1 382 attrition posts awaiting PSC approval, and they will be recruited once the processes are done.
We also have 7 000 posts sent to Treasury for concurrence so they will also be joining once the process is done.
Everyone is back at school and it’s business as usual across the country.
However, there are schools that need more staff and that is why the process of engaging more teachers is in place.