tendai chikoore- zmta.jpgZimbabwe is set to host a regional conference for the Southern Africa Teachers Organisation (SATO), six years after the organisation had dismantled due to financial constraints.

The conference is expected to address various issues affecting teachers in the region.

The conference, which is set for this weekend in the capital, is expected to bring together teachers from 10 SADC countries in an effort to promote co-operation and unity among all independent and democratic teachers’ organisations in Southern Africa.

In an interview with ZBC News, ZIMTA president, who is also the Interim SATO Secretary General, Mrs Tendai Chikoore said they want to create effective co-operation within the SATO affiliated teachers organisations in designing, implementing, promoting and evaluating sound education policies and programmes which will enhance the status of teachers.

“SATO also seeks to defend teacher’s rights, welfare and interests in the region,” she said

Countries which are expected to attend the conference are Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Lesotho, Mozambique South Africa and hosts Zimbabwe.