Teachers engaging in politics will not be tolerated, North-Western Province acting provincial education officer Brainley Malambo has warned.
“Concentrate on doing your job which is providing education to our children and not discussing politics,” he said.
Mr Malambo said with the elections on August 11, it was easy for one to be swallowed in political activity which should be avoided by teachers.
“My office will not condone or spare any teacher found engaging in politics instead of doing their job,” he said.
Mr. Malambo said teachers were role models to children who should be disciplined and exercise professionalism by executing their duties as expected.
The acting provincial education officer said he would ensure that teachers were not involved in politics in their teachings.
“Teachers must keep their political opinions to themselves and not to propagate them in classrooms,” he said.
Mr Malambo noted that as civil servants they should not publicly engage themselves in political activities or campaign.
He said teachers as civil servants were not supposed to be partisan but instead support the government of the day.
“The teachers’ role is to support the government of the day by interpreting and implementing its policies,” he said.
Mr Malambo was speaking during a meeting with teachers at Kanyama Boarding Secondary School.
He noted that teachers should concentrate on imparting knowledge in the future generation.
Mr. Malambo said teachers should not engage themselves in active politics ahead of 11th August general elections.