The Teaching Service Commission appointed Allan Kaoma to replace the embattled Allan Mutobo who has refused to leave paralyzing operations at the institution.
A few months ago, the Teaching Service Commission transferred Kitwe College of Education Principal Andrew Mutobo from his position to Assistant Director Teacher Education and Specialized Services at the Ministry of General Education headquarters and promoted Kitwe District Education Board Secretary Allan Kaoma to position of Principal at Kitwe College of Education.
However, the situation has gotten out of hand Mutobo refusing to take up his appointment at the Ministry Headquarters arguing that the Service Commission has no authority to transfer him and insisted on remaining in his position.
Kaoma, who has also been promoted, has been reporting for work thereby creating a leadership crisis at the institution which has now attracted the attention from Minister of General Education David Mabumba.
Mabumba, who has since visited Kitwe expressed disappointment and has directed the two to stop discharging their duties to allow government seek a solution to the impasse.
He has since asked Vice Principal to act further stating that a solution will be arrived at in the next two weeks after engaging other officers.
Mabumba has since warned lecturers not use the current wrangles to stay away from work but remain focused and carry out their duties diligently.
He was speaking when meet lecturers at the Kitwe College of Education accompanied by Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu.