Chipangali District Education Board Secretary has bemoaned the shortage of teacher’s houses in the district.
Felistus Nkholoma has told Feel Free news in an interview that the DISTRICT has 134 schools which in include 10 Secondary Schools, 20 Community Schools and 1hundred and four primary schools.
She says that most of the schools do not have sufficient accommodation for the teachers as most of them are compelled to stay in villages and communities further from the schools.
She says that the prevailing situation has the potential to negatively affect the service delivery of the teachers.
Mrs. Nkholoma has since called on relevant authorities and well wishers to come on board and help in alleviating the problem.
MEANWHILE more than half of teachers, who are supposed to be working in Chipangali district, are working in Chipata.
Chipangali District Education Board Secretary Felistus Nkholoma says the district is producing poor results among learners because three quarters of teachers that are supposed to be in Chipangali are in Chipata.
Mrs. Nkholoma says the district which is supposed to have over 2,000 teachers has only over 500 teachers.
She says some schools have two teachers against nine classes while others have one teacher and volunteer teachers.
Mrs. Nkholoma has stated that a school is supposed to have at least 15 teachers.
She says the situation has led to most girls dropping out of school because they feel lazy to go to school