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Govt Intensifies Witch-hunt Against "Incapacitated" Teachers

Govt Intensifies Witch-hunt Against

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has ordered provincial education directors (PEDs) to submit more names of teachers and school heads who participated in a strike action when schools opened for the first term so that their salaries can be frozen.

In a memorandum to PEDs dated 13 April, PSC director disciplinary services, Silas Nhenjana said only 9 names were submitted to the Salary Service Bureau (SSB) to freeze the teachers’ salaries when over 90 suspension orders were issued. Wrote Nhenjana:

The commission has noted with concern that only nine of the 96 suspension orders of heads and deputy heads who were absent from duty from February 7 were processed by SSB.

In view of this, you are requested to submit the names of suspended members indicating whether the suspension orders were distributed to SSB, if not give an explanation.

This includes the names of teachers who continued to be away from duty beyond February 22.

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Evelyn Ndlovu, refused to comment on the matter when contacted by NewsDay. She said:

I can’t comment on that. You should contact the PSC which is the employer. I can be taken to court for interfering with other people’s areas of operation because I am not the employer.

PSC acting secretary Walter Mpandawana confirmed that the salaries of teachers and school heads who were on strike will be frozen. Said Mpandawana:

It’s a common rule which applies to any employer. If you don’t work why should you get paid?

You only get paid for services rendered. I don’t think even where you work they pay you if you don’t report for duty.

According to teachers’ unions, more than 22 000 teachers and school heads are currently being investigated for failing to report for work while 1 220 have been suspended since schools opened in February.

The majority of teachers failed to report for duty during the first week of the 2022 first term citing incapacitation.

The educators are demanding their pre-October 2018 salaries of US$540.

More: NewsDay


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11 Comments

Mango 4 weeks ago

Leave teachers alone please please they are already suffering just imagine rural teachers travelling kilometres to school plus poor working conditions no network ,accommodation etc


chief Nemauyu 4 weeks ago

@Independence trs's welfare our priority
@PSC trs salaries will be frozen


school fees 4 weeks ago

Hameno ikoko


JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Leave me alone **** yako. Mai vakamitiswa vakadhakwa. Uri chireshe, chikorobho chemu toilet. Asi wakabarwa mai vahura nachinotimba? Handifungi kuti unoziva baba vako. Zanu yakakuparadza musoro


1234 1 month ago

kuitira kuti panovhurwa apo vamhanyire kubasa


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

This thing of changing a school uniform because it has yellow color and arms is an insult to parents, imagine when you jus bought a new uniform tracksuit jersey and socks only to be told that 2023 they will be a new uniform.

Those things are expensive and they need US$ which we dont earn. hope government will think twice on that...


Warthog 1 month ago

Apana munhu achachinja uniform, governmnt yanga ichirota......plus mogozo chinja sei ma uniform iye Chamisa achipinda next year

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werudhaka stadium 1 month ago

maticha rudhaka stadium havangaite national sports stadium veduwee saka ndeve rudhaka chete hapana kana creamzone pa teaching


virgin no more 1 month ago

virginity of this post has been breached.the innocence is gone


LEAVE ME ALONE 1 month ago

Ma teacher atambura wena kkk yatova cat and mouse, when others are getting ma 37 % salary increments.


LEAVE ME ALONE 1 month ago

saka


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