Teacher involvement in 2016 elections worrying – State

GOVERNMENT is worried about the involvement of teachers in partisan politics during the 2016 general elections.
Minister of General Education Dennis Wanchinga said it was sad that many teachers were involved in active politics during the elections.
Dr Wanchinga said teachers had a right to form an opinion on who to vote for, but were not allowed to actively and openly participate in politics.
He was speaking in Livingstone at Chrismar Hotel on Friday during the
Basic Education Teachers Union (BETUZ) 12th Annual General Conference.
Dr Wanchinga urged teachers to remain professional and avoid being non-partisan because the elections were over.
“During the 2016 general elections, many teachers openly campaigned
for politicians of their choices and even threatened their headteachers that they would be removed if politicians of their choice were elected,” he said.
“That was not good because teachers are not supposed to be partisan,” Dr Wanchinga said.

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