PTUZ praises Sata for recognising role of teachers

THE Professional Teachers Union of Zambia has commended President Sata for recognising the role teachers play in the development of the nation.

In a press statement, PTUZ president Vincent Kabimba Mwitumwa stated that teachers were very happy to be recognised for the first time by a head of state.

“It is the first time in the history of this country where the President is able to recognise teachers as very important people as far as development of this nation is concerned. Indeed, without teachers, there can be no Zambia as President Michael Sata says,” Mwitumwa stated.

President Sata last Tuesday told pupils at State House during the junior achievers mentorship programme that the importance of teachers in the country cannot be underestimated.