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25 000 Teachers Expelled From Census - Unions

25 000 Teachers Expelled From Census - Unions

Teachersโ€™ unions claim 25 000 teachers who had been trained as enumerators for the forthcoming national population census have been expelled from the programme.

According to a Zimstat spokesperson, Mercy Chidemo, the teachers who were expelled were on incapacitation/strike and had sneaked into the programme.

Progressive Teachers Unions of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president Takavafira Zhou said the expulsion of teachers from the programme is to open up space for ZANU PF activists. Said Zhou:

There has been the expulsion of teachers from the census programme. More than 25 000 teachers have already been expelled from the current exercise.

We had legally notified our employer, the PSC that the teachers were incapacitated.

So the legal issue is not between the Primary and Secondary Education ministry and teachers, but it is between the PSC and teachers.

There seems to be a political directive to punish teachers.

Teachers are the most qualified to conduct the census programme and they have experience.

It is just ZANU PFโ€™s attempt to reward its foot soldiers.

It is unfortunate political expediency because we did not expect to see that 42 years after the countryโ€™s independence.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure said the teachers were expelled after signing contracts. He said:

We are looking at the case, we understand that some teachers who had gone for training as census enumerators had legitimate expectations from the employer, but they were expelled after signing the contracts.

So we will be investigating the matter and we are going to sue the government.

This demonstrates the high level of the vindictiveness of our government.

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) is set to run the 2022 national population census from April 21 to 30.

Previously, the Government said it will engage youths and civil servants for the census.

More: NewsDay


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๐Ÿšฉ 1ย month ago

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ...๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜†.๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ด๐˜ƒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ญ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ


Ambuya Chiweshe 1ย month ago

Good move. Dai PSC yadzinga ma teacher ese aka striker, imbo employer ma youths edu ambodzidzisa gwara remusango kuzvikoro


scar 1ย month ago

This gives power to the teachers.If they want to strike they must do a full blown strike


bal 1ย month ago

They are right. how can they do census because they are still on strike. let them strike. good idea


doc 1ย month ago

come in my house then i go tell these Zanu pf youths to f***k off


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Chawabvunza 1ย month ago

Yesterday I said that by engaging their foot soldiers, The Old People's Home, had performed the first step in rigging the Harmonised Elections.Today I will go further. Our Government is going to compile its budget and share resources to Provinces bench marking on the figures which are going to be produced by this Census. Therefore, if other Provinces are targeted for fixing, their Census figures will be cooked downwards so that they give them less resources. For example, some Matabeleland Provinces are on record complaining about meager resources allocated to them. Government has always answered that their allocations are bench marked on census figures. Therefore citizens must be encouraged to cooperate fully with the enumerators.


Zim 1 1ย month ago

ED ngaaite semutungamuri , why achiita semwana ari ECD B


The Demagogue 1ย month ago

NUMBER YESE YE MA TEACHER AYO YAVAKUZOVHOTERA CCC

THIS MOVE YAITWA NE ZIMSTATS IS ANOTHER WAY YEKU CAMPAIGNERA CHAMISA

INODHAKWA THIS TIME ZANU PF

Chen 1ย month ago

We are going to change this ,all state entities are controlled by these hypocrites they have their devilish claws everywhere. All these entities are managed by state pawns , who are told to jump they just jump they don't ask anything.


โŽ 1ย month ago

I THINK THE NATION SHOULD UNITE AND REFUSE TO INTERTAIN THESE ENUMERATORS


Mai Tee 1ย month ago

I dont think its a good idea since this is not of political interest only. Please do cooperate for the nation to have an accurate result. Its for our own good as citizens of this nation to be counted. BE SURE TO BE COUNTED!!!!


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