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No uniforms for teachers, assures Government

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT has described as absurd and total fabrication reports circulating on some on-line media that they intend to introduce uniforms for teachers.
Speaking during a joint press briefing yesterday, Ministry of General Education spokesperson Hillary Chipango and Teaching Service Commission secretary Sandra Njovu, distanced Government from reports that there are plans to impose uniforms on teachers.
“It is not true that Government intends to introduce uniforms for teachers. Yes, the dress code policy is that teachers must dress decently, but that is not to say there will be uniforms introduced,” Mr Chipango said.
Mr Chipango said such false reports have caused anguish and anxiety amongst teachers.
He appealed to the media that are peddling these reports to verify information with the ministry.
“Despite our warm relations with the media, some on-line media houses have gone ahead to publish reports without verification. Please engage us and verify reports you receive from other sources,” Mr Chipango said.
And Ms Njovu urged teachers not to worry about misleading information that is circulating that they will be required to wear uniforms.
She warned that anyone found spreading falsehoods will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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