Seychelles and Zambia to collaborate on education

Seychelles and Zambia strengthen collaboration on education . Photo : Seychelles News Agency

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Seychelles and Zambia governments are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a bid to strengthen their collaboration on education according to Seychelles Nation.

Media reports suggest that a delegation from Zambia is currently in Seychelles, to attend meetings ahead of the signing of the MoU this week.

Among other meetings, the visit is also meant for the delegation to meet with Seychelles’ Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MoEHR) senior officials, and meet all Zambian teachers working in Seychelles.

Seychelles’ Education and Human Resource Development Minister Jeanne Simeon, acknowledged that her country has a shortage of teachers at secondary and professional centres nationally.

“The Zambian government has been kind enough to respond to our request for help in the supply of teachers,” said Simeon, adding that about 40 teachers from Zambia are currently in the country’s various schools teaching various subjects.

Teaching Service Commission of Zambia Chairperson, Stanely Mhango, noted that the selection of teachers who are currently in Zambia has always been transparent, with many governments involved.

“The teachers before coming to Seychelles were told that the Government of the Republic of Zambia expected them to discharge their duties, demonstrate high standards, uphold professional standard both inside and outside the classrooms, maintain high performance levels and carry out their roles and responsibilities with dedication and commitment to the learners,” said Mhango.

“We are also happy to respond to the request of your government for an extra 36 teachers. Our coming here is the demonstration of our commitment to this noble cause.”

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