Agency extols govt for recruiting 465 differently abled teachers


Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) has commended government for recruiting 465 teachers with disabilities in the latest recruitment exercise.

ZAPD Director General, Frankson Musukwa, said that the development reaffirmed the government’s commitment to inclusive development and mainstreaming of disability across all sectors.

“We are very happy with the inclusive recruitment process that has met the 10 percent threshold reserved for persons with disabilities as prescribed under Section 39 of the Persons with Disabilities Act,” Musukwa said in a statement issued on Monday.

He, however, encouraged those who did not make it on the list, to resubmit their documents to the agency by January 31, 2024, to allow for relevant authorities to be involved to ensure priority and consideration was given to them in the 2024 recruitment.

Musukwa further called upon the Teaching Service Commission and other Public Service Commissions to include the agency on the recruitment panel in their future recruitments.

He emphasised that the agency played an integral role in ensuring that eligible persons with disabilities were not disadvantaged.

He had since urged teachers with disabilities to exhibit discipline, commitment and dedication to serve the country’s education system and contribute to better outcomes for learners in the sector.

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