REPUBLICAN President Edgar Lungu has given accolades to teachers around the country for patriotism and dedication.
President Lungu, through the Presidential Education Initiative (PEI), said willingness by teachers around the country to volunteer their services to serving the communities is what the rest of the professionals must emulate in giving back to communities.
During a visit by the Presidential Educatipn Initiative team to Copperbelt, various teachers in Ndola, Chingola and Kabwe on Sunday offered to diligently offer free lessons to students enrolling for GCE Examinations under the President’s initiative.
The teachers said President Lungu needs to be assisted to delivering education to all Zambians if the country is to develop.
“The best investment any person can make in someone is to invest in education than to provide temporal monetary benefits which can end. This is why we are prepared to work with President Lungu to achieving the 1 million targets set for 2026 when he completes his second term in 2026,” said Clint Chisenga.
And Programmes Coordinator Patrick Samwimbila, who delivered the message on behalf of President Lungu, thanked the teachers for showing patriotism by dedicating part of their time to volunteer in coaching and teaching GCE candidates.
“The Head of State is very passionate about supporting youths and those who are passed the age of getting into formal schooling by ensuring that they are assisted to take the GCE examinations,” he said.
Last week, President Lungu met the Presidential Education Initiative team at State House where he encouraged them to roll out the programme to all 10 provinces of Zambia and ensure millions of youth and other adults benefits from the Back-To-School Free GCE Programme