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Govt Should Not Tell ZimStats Who To Draft For Census - Teachers

Govt Should Not Tell ZimStats Who To Draft For Census - Teachers

Teachers’ unions have urged the Government to reconsider its decision to bar some of their members from conducting the upcoming census because they did not report for duty when schools reopened for the first term on 7 February.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education directed the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats) not to consider teachers who were on strike for the 2022 census exercise scheduled for 7 to 30 April.

Teachers who take part in the exercise will get allowances and the majority of educators would be keen on being involved as they are poorly paid.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said ZimStats, and not the Ministry of Education, should decide on who to draft for the census. Said Majongwe:

As far as I am concerned, it is up to ZimStats to choose who it wants to employ because this responsibility should not be based on any precedence.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure said the Government should stop punishing teachers for incapacitation. He said:

The retribution will demoralise teachers and further cripple the education sector. You cannot punish teachers who declared incapacitation by denying them other sources of income.

Government is encouraged to sober up and act responsibly. If it escalates repression, we will be forced to escalate the fight for a living wage.

Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro insisted that absconding teachers will not take part in the national census. He said:

Teachers can make their recommendations, but the ministry makes policies. Government maintains that teachers who were not reporting for duty will not take part in the census.

More: NewsDay

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19 Comments

Maravaza 5 months ago

Principled teachers should just boycott this divisive arrangement by the gvt.


Elyse 5 months ago

You are now using same PEN 😂 like us..magic marker yayendepi?

Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

Manenzara ka ndakambokuudza Musa dadire mbodza neeinogutsa manje hamusti national muchaenda kumusha kuno chera mbeva.


Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

@Mudzidzisi anyumwa bere nderake pay yekwa Mugabe kanganwai yamurikuwana inowedzereka Kasi kewte nenzira yekuramwa basa

Mudzidzisi 5 months ago

Hatitomboite nzara necensus inoitwa after how long mbodza idya wega ko imhosva kuti tipe Mari yataipihwa naMugabe kana usina nyaya vhara muromo

Mufudzi 5 months ago

Your lose I d i o t

tallman 5 months ago

tongona kungoisa security forces futi


Mudzidzisi 5 months ago

Newewo bere nderako kutadza kupa munhu pay isign uekukundikana


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Dispenser 5 months ago

Put maneibhahudhu


Patriot 5 months ago

DO ZIMBABWEANS REALLY KNOW THE DUTIES OF GOVERNMENT? DO TEACHERS KNOW THE DUTIES OF THEIR EMPLOYER?.OK ,LEGITIMATE OR ILLEGITIMATE THE CURRENT GOVERMENT IS THE EMPLOYER OF ALL CIVIL SERVANTS.ALL THIRDY PARTY CONTRACTS HAVE TO CONSULT THE EMPLOYER FIRSY BEFORE CONTRACTING THY EMPLOYEES. THE EMPLOYER THEN SET THE CONDITIONS WHICH THE THIRD PARTY MUST ADHERE TO BEFORE ,DURING AND AFTER THE AGREED CONTRACT,THATS ALL ,GOOD NIGHT


ngorima mushava 5 months ago

who's the employer here????


ngorima mushava 5 months ago

who's the employer here????


Dispenser 5 months ago

Patriot ,you are poorly informed you are better as quiet we end up taking vulgar language ,


Dispenser 5 months ago

The one Who said patriot, do you know what is patriotism ,have you ever encountered a scenario in that order, meaning ,pz close yr bick .patriotism is all about nationality 's will


Anonymous 5 months ago

Anhu e Zanu anofunga kuti Zanu pf ngeyawo...ask Webster Shamhu kuti u get used kana wapera value wodzokera pa zero pawainge uri..ma youth kundoapa ma scud omamisa anhu ngemabhemba..kuora ndokwakaite youth yeZanu manje mwaka uno tikudzorera


Gavakava 5 months ago

Ngava isewo mayouth. Ma teacher ndaneta nayo. Mayouth haana zvokuita. Vapeiwo kwete mabhora amanga muchida kuvapa


Dubs Magehlegehle 5 months ago

Haiwa hapana chakanakira chimwe. Vaimaka maexams vakaguma vomaka vachirohwa voda mari yavakashandira.Mari yecensus haisi salary.Unoiwana nemisodzi.


Wiseman 5 months ago

Everybody knows that's part of a plot to rig elections. Zanu is an old party with outdated tactics, the party is as good as dead


guvheya Dominic constantino 5 months ago

apa maticha maratidza kuda Mari chaizvo manje you wiru not get any money.wiru not give you the job



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