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Government Will Use “Anyone” To Invigilate Examinations If Teachers Boycott

Government Will Use “Anyone” To Invigilate Examinations If Teachers Boycott

The government Sunday accused teachers of presiding over the collapse of the education system by refusing to invigilate the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) “O” and “A” Level examinations for free.

The examinations are set to start this Monday, 22 November 2021, but the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), the Zimbabwe National Teachers Union (ZINATU) and the Educators Union of Zimbabwe (EUZ) have declared that their members would not invigilate if the government was not going to pay them for the service.

Zimbabwe’s largest teachers’ union ZIMTA, yesterday said it would attend a National Joint Negotiation Council meeting today, whose outcome would determine whether its members would withdraw their services from the Zimsec examination process.

Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro on Friday told NewsDay that if teachers withdraw their services, the government will use “anyone” to invigilate the examinations. He said:

Invigilation and teaching in class are two separate issues. Invigilation can be conducted by anyone…

On Sunday, Ndoro said while teaching was a noble profession, some teachers’ unions were no longer concerned about the education of learners. He said:

However, in today’s world, the word ‘noble’ is misused by the likes of leaders of ARTUZ, ZINATU and the one-man-band EUZ. As for the second-largest teachers union in Zimbabwe, PTUZ, we respect that their teachers stretch themselves to help their learners without unreasonable expectations.

They remain noble together with a host of non-unionised teachers that we are confident will invigilate exams with no immediate extra benefits because they are doing a noble profession.

But the unions accused the government of using divide and rule tactics to dissuade them from fighting for a common cause.

EUZ secretary-general Tapedza Zhou said EUZ members are not “anyone” who can provide invigilation services for free adding that teachers have made up their mind about not invigilating for free.

PTUZ secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said the government’s failure to address the concerns of teachers was compromising the quality and standards of education.

More: NewsDay


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23 Comments

LEO .K 5 months ago

Kupenga hakiridzirwe bhero


Lee Dewa 5 months ago

So you are prepared to pay the 'anyones' and not teachers for invigorating? Ndoro wake up teaching being a 'noble' profession does not translate to doing work for free . U rightly put it when you said teaching and invigilating are different issues . The fact that they are different means they have to be paid separately. . Stop being arrogant and righteous than thou address teachers concerns. Teachers are not destroying education its you the arm chair authorities that think you are in charge.


Jim Crow 6 months ago

Is that "anyone" qualified and trained to invigilate? If not,wont letting them invigilate discredit the final results?


Tafadzwa C 6 months ago

Haa shit mhani
.....we will take street kids to invigilate....kana y
zvanetsa totora masoja....maticha musada kushamisira mazvinzwa


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Shadows 6 months ago

Teachers plz ivai nemoyo wekubereka. Imagine dai arimwana wako ari g7, or o level. Msadaro. Be exemplary. Inga makadzidza wani. Shuwa mashinga kushandisa vana vedu to bargain for yo salary hr. U are destroying future yevana. Those are our future leaders. Musafurirwe nemapolitical leaders enyu ayo. They have an agender


JJ 6 months ago

Mobva mapa futi ana'Anyone'vacho basa rekuzono maka zvirikunyorwa mubvunzo idzi


My Kazungula 6 months ago

Good works by South African government


Zimbo 6 months ago

Command exam invigilation


Zimbo 5 months ago

Nyika yaparara because of stupid people holding leadership positions. Woti munhu aive hure muhondo ndiye womotora moti mu office tsvee. Kuve kuhondo doesn't give anybody permission yekufunga kuti they are a good leader. Hatisi kuhondo pano. How many years do they want to be paid nekuti vakaenda kuhondo. Vanasekuru vedu vakaenda kuhondo makambovapei. Do you think kuti if you were not there nyika yedu yaitadza kuita independence. Havadi development vanongoba havagoni ku runner business rino sustainer ma lives evanhu. Kungoba chete nekupedzera mari kumahure

Tk 6 months ago

Kunyora swry typin error

Tk 6 months ago

Truly spckin we are goin nowher l was suprised nhasi kuona muma schools mune mapurisa ane pfuti kana zama mwana wacho anonyira akasununguka here kana zvese zvangove command zupco ,agric and education also ngatisafarirai zvakapusa weduwe tikuuraya nyika yedu coz of corruption kumusoro zipai vanhu mihoro inokwana tiende mberi senyika

Supu yeZondo 6 months ago

Does that mean "anyones"(sic) hired as invigilators will offer their services for free ?


Shadows 6 months ago

Are u nt players in the education system. U are not doing yo part. Palockdown maipiwa mari makarara zvenyu kumba. Now makuramba fut kudzidzisa , ska murikudei. Endai kubsa vakuru venyu vachitaura naemployer. Kwete kushandisa vana vedu se weapon KT mupiwe mari. Mind u kumacollege kune varikutodawo BSA iroro.


Zodoc Chikaponya 6 months ago

Hayewa siyanayi nebenzi iri. Ahatozivi kuti chinouraya Education System chii. Government yakufarisa nayo ndoyauraya education. Hapana ramangwana apa. Mateacher bhora mberi pasi nevadzvanyiriri. Nxaah

Ba Tadi 6 months ago

Ko knyepa here vadzidzisi mukupiwa mari inoenderana ne service yamuri ku offer vana vakapedzsra kudzidza 2012

Chief 6 months ago

Iwe mfana iwe kaaaa Mwari vachakutonga chete remember ma youths aizvita ndimba kuti zvakazopera zvamira sei. Unogona unehama teacher unless dzinza renyu rakatukwa panyaya dzefundo. Usandiitise hasha iwe rovha iwe

Native 6 months ago

How are the teachers presiding over the collapse of the education system in Zimbabwe when they are working for free????.......stop taking us for fools


Shadows 6 months ago

Nhaimi mateachers, are u the only civil servants munyika. Makuda kutijairira. Vana very vakafoira isu vabereki tichaita strike against u. Musafurirwe nevakuru venyu avo. They're now politicians. They have their agender. Musaudzirwe zvekuita. Murikuuraya mega industry yenyu. Ndaifunga KT makafunda BT ndakuona kut murimadofo. Msade mari kupfuura BSA. Nzwiraiwo vana tsitsi. It was covid now its u.


Zodoc Chikaponya 6 months ago

Uyu anonzi Shadow ngavatibvire kumhepo. Unoti iye teacher vana vake vanodya invigilation. Ukwane pepuka. Kusadzidza kwakakupusisa. Nxaah

Doroguru 6 months ago

Tirikuudzirwa zvekuita nenzungu dzatirikupiwa nanaSekuru avo and nothing else. All we want is a living wage,is that too much to ask for. The other civil servants that you refer to are banking on the teachers to do the donkey work for your own information, remember.

Mistubish Pajero 6 months ago

Vanhu varipo havaneyi nechikoro coz madofo


My Kayla 6 months ago

i think kty issue iripo ma teachers akapihwa mari yavarikuda nyika yose panoita chaos coz every civil servant icha jamuka ichiti vakutodawo mari inokwana saka i thnk ndosaka vari ku ignore coz mmmmm vanhu vachema ava time yareba n education system yafa zvayo


Mujumba 6 months ago

Education yatofa muno munyika nekuda kwevanhu vasingadi kubhadhara vamwe kuti basa rifambe unotoshaya kuti pfungwa dzevatungamiri vakadai dzinoshanda here or madununu zvawi



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