The Government Leadership in Madagascar has written to the Zambian government to request about 500 qualified teachers for employment in that country.

According the the letter of request to President Edgar Lungu,Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina stated that he was in need of Zambian Teachers to help that country with English.

The Madagascar President stressed that he has been requesting Zambian Teachers since the MMD regime under levy Patrick Mwanawasa for Zambia to be considering sending teachers in that country.

According to the Ministry of Higher Education, Zambia has over 27,000 teachers who are not employed in government.

And President Edgar Lungu says he will ask the minister of General Education to consider the request by Madagascar for Zambia to send about five hundred teachers to that country.

President Lungu says the leadership in Madagascar has requesting for teachers since late President Levy Mwanawasa’s time.

He says Madagascar wants Zambian teachers to help with the teaching of English in that country.

President Lungu told Zambian Watch journalist that this was discussed during a bilateral meeting he held with the new President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina.

During the meeting the two heads of state discussed areas of concerns and the need to increase cooperation between the two countries.

President Lungu also took advantage of the meeting to congratulate Mr. Rajoelina on his victory.

He assured Mr. Rajoelina of Zambia’s support as he hands over the COMESA chairman.

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