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'Extra Lessons, Incentives Remain Illegal'

'Extra Lessons, Incentives Remain Illegal'

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has reiterated that it is illegal for schools and teachers to demand incentives from parents and guardians in order to teach their children.

This follows reports suggesting that teachers in many schools across the country are demanding additional fees per child a month to offer extra lessons.

Director of communication and advocacy in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Taungana Ndoro on Thursday said parents should not pay the incentives demanded by teachers. Said Ndoro:

Incentives were outlawed a long time ago. No school should charge parents additional funds over and above what has been authorised by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education as agreed upon by the Parental Assembly.

Collection of such fees is illegal and teaching should be optimum in schools for all learners to derive benefit from the time they are in school with their teachers, supplemented by homework that is given them.

Teachers are already on a salary and therefore, parents should not give them incentives whenever they are asked to. Parents don’t take care of teachers and thus they must not pay them.

Parents should work together with us because as much as we are working on stopping this, some are going behind our backs and giving incentives still.

Some teachers are reportedly asking parents and guardians to pay a fee of US$10 for their children in Grade 7 to be able to afford data and conduct lessons even during the weekend.

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14 Comments

Chik 2 months ago

Nyaya dzenyu takadzibata vanandoro. Hamudi kuti vana vedu vafunde munonyepera kunge munoprotector vabereki apa muchitiuraya. Tinoda kuti vana vedu vawane quality education which does not come cheap. We will pay them to teach our children since your government has failed. Sei imi musingadzidzise vana venyu muno munematicha anobhadharwa nzungu? Handiti kids quality isu tisu tinoda zvisina basa nhai? Vabereki vana vedu vari kufa takatarisa kana tichifunga kuti vanandoro vari kutiitira good service. Mukai


Bush Lawyer 2 months ago

No guys the employer can't employ enough teachers so the children want to learn so they tend to go to other schools with teachers for extra lessons coz by their scue the teacher for that particular subject is no were to be found. Wen d authorities are told they always say the teacher is coming hence they is no action. So Aluta Continua nema Extra lessons coz it's been a year personally without a teacher so better I do Pvt lessons.


2 months ago

zvinoitisa Mari zhinji kazhinji zvinenge zvichinzi illegal... itai Mari zvenyu mukana ndiwowu


Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢᴀ 2 months ago

Nʏᴀʏᴀ ʏᴇᴍᴀ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ʟᴇssᴏɴs ʏᴀᴛᴏᴘɪɴᴅɪʀᴡᴀ ɴᴇᴍᴀBᴏɢᴜs ᴛᴇᴀᴄʜᴇʀs ᴡʜᴏ ᴄʜᴇᴀᴛ ɪɴsᴛᴇᴀᴅ ᴏғ ᴛᴇᴀᴄʜ.

DoGood 2 months ago

The government must deal harshly with teachers who do extra lessons. Teachers are no longer teaching in class but are rather giving preference and attention to extra lessons. They are milking us parents yet we are living in the same country were we are all failing to make ends meet. It is really unfair as not all parents can afford these extra lessons. Surveys must be carried out in all schools and the proper action taken on those found on the wrong side of the law.


Mᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴢᴀ 2 months ago

Pᴀʏɪɴɢ ᴛᴇᴀᴄʜᴇʀs ғᴏʀ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ʟᴇssᴏɴs ɪs ɪʟʟᴇɢᴀʟ, ɪᴛ ɪs ᴇxᴛᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴ. Tᴇᴀᴄʜᴇʀs ᴀʀᴇ ɴᴏ ʟᴏɴɢᴇʀ ᴛᴇᴀᴄʜɪɴɢ ɪɴ ᴄʟᴀss ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴘʀᴇғᴇʀ ᴛᴇᴀᴄʜɪɴɢ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ʟᴇssᴏɴs ᴀᴛ ᴛɪᴍᴇs ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴅᴏ ɴᴏᴛ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ sʏʟʟᴀʙᴜs.


gwanda lose 2 months ago

I think teacher arikuwona sekuti teaching haibhadhare must just resign kwete kubira vabereki mari


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yoyo 2 months ago

still tikasavapa mari havadzidzi vana vacho


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Its happening and am one of the victims, parents were asked to bring R50 per child at a primary school on the 22nd of February 2022, those who say parents should not pay don't lead by example coz their children go to private schools that are doing the same. jus like those behind the striking teachers their children will be in private schools while ours are sitter at home, we now pay teachers for teaching while government pay them for being in the premises hapana yekutamba coz vana vedu vanochembera vasingadzidzi...


𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

Personally I dnt think a child taking extra lessons is wrong . Its taking lessons wth the class teacher thats wrong . Its like u gv yo mechanic a car to use n every time the car breaks u pay him to fix it . Teachers who tak their own day job students r wrong . The whole reason for the kid to tak extra lessons is bcoz u the class teacher failed to deliver in class for various reasons . The student can learn frm a different teacher better than the class teacher . Wena as a parent u hv the right to assess yo child's perfomance n decide if they need extra lesson or not .

As a former teacher myself , i had students who wld b very slow at grasping concepts to the point u keep them after class n remediate them . Thats stil on my day job salary no extra payments frm parents . If that same student is still failing to understand its time some1 else takes them after class .
BUT also consider this ...children also need to be children and socialise wth other children so dnt over burden yo kids wth school work.

tutor 2 months ago

Huyai Ku Epworth paKubatana Primary $4US every week ana madam Mudare tirikutovapa


Ginious 2 months ago

Yes.maparents ndovanotokumbira maticha for extra lessons they don't force.

𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

So its illegal if only the teacher asks for the incentive ,ryt? If I ask the teacher n offer money thats legal . Im stl allowed to get my kids tutors even if the attend lessons at any school. So ther u hv it teachers dnt ask for payments let the parents offer you payment its legal that way .
NB: Pay teachers a salary thats comfortable and they wont have to be moonlighting

Maikoro 2 months ago

this only applies kune vana vedu varombo venyu Yu are paying online lessons at the comfort of your homes and pay the teachers .
haayasi mwari varikuona



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