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Divided Opinion On Teachers' Monetary And Non-Monetary Incentives - Survey

Divided Opinion On Teachers' Monetary And Non-Monetary Incentives - Survey

A recent survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) has revealed that most urban dwellers are in support of incentives for teachers, while 63% of their rural counterparts are against any monetary or non-monetary benefit they have been getting.

Read the report:

Zimbabweans are divided on whether to ban the payment of monetary and non-monetary incentives to teachers for extra lessons. 51% favour a ban on such payments while 46% oppose such a ban.

In cities, 63% of respondents oppose banning incentive payments to teachers while in rural areas, 60% favour such a ban.

Some teachers have been surviving on extra lessons as a result of their poor wages. Government is yet to increase them although they have been devalued to less than US$100 by the country’s ravaging inflation.

The same survey has found that two in every three people are in support of reintroducing corporal punishment in schools which had been banned in 2019 by the High Court.

Corporal punishment was heavily supported by women while 63% of male respondents were against its reintroduction. Said the report:

Urban residents (74%) are more likely than their rural counterparts (61%) to disagree with a ban on corporal punishment in schools.

The report also further noted that almost seven out of ten Zimbabweans (69%) want pregnant girls to be allowed to continue their education.

Zimbabwe has experienced a surge in teenage pregnancies, according to child rights organisations, who blame COVID-19 lockdowns and closing of schools over the periods.

The survey was conducted between March 28 and April 10, 2022, by MPOI on behalf of the Afrobarometer Network on “The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Zimbabwe.”

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4 Comments

Manikiniki 2 months ago

Everyone is allowed to be pregnant if they so wish but please excuse yourself from school and come back after you have given birth so that our children who wish to concetrate on school for now not S E X are not disrupted by your big tummies. The choice is yours, school or romping with sugar daddies, dont disturb those wishing to learn for now.


The Philosopher 2 months ago

I agree with you. Forcing pregnant girls to continue going to school is not helpful to anyone at all.
Everyone knows the discomforts and problems associated with changing hormones in pregnant women, the lack of concentration as well as a constant need to sleep, among others.
Even pregnant women take a maternity leave.

Asalif 2 months ago

this incentive thing doesn't work because school fees is paid once a term food and transport is needed everyday even at work it is needed , for these pregnant ones hhhhmmmm all of them will get pregnant knowing that I can still continue going to school if so they should have schools for the pregnant only


Maparamuro 2 months ago

Adult women get three months maternity leave from work. A girl three months not going to school would simply mean she is not ready for exams be they internal or external.
Do justice to the girl child, age of ****ual consent is 18 by which time they should be through secondary education and be physically and psychologicaly mature to handle pregnancy issues.
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