Teachers ‘reduced to beggars’ in Zimbabwe

Teachers ‘reduced to beggars’ in Zimbabwe 1

On Aug 13, 2019 26,570 By MEL FRYKBERG Teachers protesting their low wages are threatening to go on strike when schools reopen next month as the country’s deteriorating economy simultaneously faces yet another hike in fuel prices. Zimbabwean civil servants demonstrate in the streets of Harare on February 19, 2009. (AFP PHOTO DESMOND KWANDE / AFP PHOTO / DESMOND KWANDE) The Progressive Teachers’ Union Secretary-General, Raymond Majongwe, issued the warning on Twitter saying it would be difficult to open schools when the third term begins because teachers had been reduced…

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Government to recruit more teachers

Government to recruit more teachers 2

By Tanyaradzwa Rusike Government has recruited the last batch of nearly 350 new teachers to fulfil a 3 000 quota allocated by Treasury this year, amid fresh revelations the education sector might engage at least 5 000 more educators. Primary and Secondary Deputy Minister Edgar Moyo We can reveal that 343 teachers were given employment contracts this month following the engagement of 1 300 and 1 357 educators in March and May respectively. In 2015, Zimbabwe piloted a new education curriculum culminating in its full roll out in 2017 amid…

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Back to School: Teachers embark on ‘go slow’

Back to School: Teachers embark on ‘go slow’ 3

By Fani Mapfumo There was a ‘false start’ to the 2019 schools second term as teachers have vowed to embark on a ‘go slow’ on opening day in a bid to compel government to pay attention to their grievances. Raymond Majongwe (Picture by NewsDay) “Teachers are incapacitated and the government has not listened to us since the day schools were closed last month and therefore as a member driven union our teachers have told us they are incapacitated to work therefore they will go to work tomorrow but they won’t…

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Teachers report loan sharks to ED

Teachers report loan sharks to ED 4

By Tendayi Madhomu Troubled escalating deductions on their payslips in an unfavourable economic environment, teachers have handed President Emmerson Mnangagwa a list of 16 loan sharks whom they allege are swindling them. Raymond Majongwe (Picture by NewsDay) In their written submissions, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) led by Takavafira Zhou last week alleged that there might be some government bigwigs working hand in glove with the Salary Service Bureau (SSB) to deprive them of their hard earned earnings, noting that in some cases loan deductions have resumed without their…

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