Miriam Chinyama Chonya, one of the two permanent Secretaries at the ministry of Education has been quietly fired.
It is not yet established why president Michael Sata has fired the permanent Secretary.
Miriam Chinyama Chonya was sworn in as permanent Secretary on 20 December 2011.
Before accepting a job from the PF, Chonya was the executive Director for the Zambia Education Coalition.
She was also the vice-chairperson of the Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP).