The problem of accommodation in some schools has been worsened by some retired officers, who are still waiting to be paid their repatriation allowances.
Zambia National Union of Teachers, ZNUT Chipata District Chairperson, Isaac Ngoma told Breeze News that more than 400 teachers who have retired have not yet been paid their repatriation allowances.
Mr. Ngoma says this is a source of concern as the district is still paying the officers, who retired in 2001 and 2002.
He noted that some of the teachers, who are owed the allowances, have even died.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ngoma has confirmed to Breeze News that teachers, whose salaries were locked, have started receiving their money.
He has thanked government for dealing with the matter urgently.
The Public Service Management Division locked salaries for 200 teachers in Chipata, after a salary audit could not establish the whereabouts of the teachers.