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Holiday Lessons Ban May Affect ZIMSEC Pass Rate - Teachers

Holiday Lessons Ban May Affect ZIMSEC Pass Rate - Teachers

Teachersโ€™ unions say the move by the Government to ban holiday extra lessons will negatively affect the overall Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) pass rate.

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education spokesperson Taungana Ndoro on Tuesday told NewsDay that the government had banned holiday extra lessons to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

However, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president Takavafira Zhou said extra lessons are not compulsory but are for the benefit of learners. Said Zhou:

Over the years, students have been performing very well in their exams owing to holiday lessons.

The blanket ban is unfortunate because extra lessons are not mandatory.

The ban is likely to have negative impacts on the overall ZIMSEC pass rate.

Teachers take pride in students passing and they offer holiday lessons for free.

Zimbabwe Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Goodwill Taderera said despite the ban, teachers will continue offering extra lessons to willing pupils. He said:

Parents willingly send their children for extra lessons where they find teachers of repute to help them in their areas of need.

While the government has banned extra lessons, teachers will still clandestinely hold the extra lessons because they are being underpaid.

The issue of extra lessons only reflects the extent to which the teaching profession is under siege.

Previously, schools would conduct holiday lessons usually for two weeks, allowing learners who would have fallen behind to catch up and also to cover areas of the syllabus that may have been left out during the term.

More: NewsDay


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15 Comments

connie 1ย month ago

aa ma**** ano netsa


Jah๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผTsvarie-07 1ย month ago

A few days ago some Teachers Union said the A'level pass rate was fake, the truth is parents now trust extra lessons than the teacher at work


Chiurai 1ย month ago

Teacher's should teach and cover the syllabus within the prescribed time.

Teachers unions should push for extension of learning time. Extend terms and inclusion of Saturday as a school day.

Iye mwana ane nguwa yakaonekwa kuti anofanirwa kubata zvinhu. You can't subject these young minds to learning the entire time they are awake.

X-Teacher


Mafirakureva 1ย month ago

X-teacher you have no clue as to the value of Extra lessons.

Learners aren't uniform in mental capacity. Furthermore, not everything is absorbed at first instance. Therein lies the value of extra lessons. For slow learners to catch up and to reinforce areas that are difficult to grasp.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ฎ 1ย month ago

๐—˜๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜. ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป. ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.


Shokoloza 1ย month ago

Hakuna extra lesson yemahara. Teacher anotoda Mari


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tichazi lie 1ย month ago

teachers take pride in students passing and they offer holiday lessons for free....***** is that so???


Chen 1ย month ago

Ignore politicking tactics , extra lesson inorohwa kana uriserious and vanhu tichiuya nemari. Chemahara izuva but ugara mumba ukasatobuda panze futi haulume zuva rachooo.


Educator 1ย month ago

PTUZ said teachers conduct extra lessons for free. Ummm hakuna zvakadaro. panodiwa Mari kuti mean auye kumaextra lessons. Zvemahara zvaiitwa panguva iyo Mugabe anga asati aziva kunyatsoba Mari achipa maticha salary iri bo. zvakapera Kuma early 2000


Chawabvunza 1ย month ago

These extra lessons have become a talking point at homes and schools. I do not think government be able to completely erase extra lessons as long as we have slow learner's. This is not the first government ban of extra lessons. But teachers have never stopped extra lessons. They have left school premises and hired space in their localities. Teachers confess that they will not abandon extra lessons because they are incapacitated.


shaya dzembongoro 1ย month ago

mateachers emuno ane problem dzungu chairo.. unei ne pass rate nhaiwe teacher? kukwira kana kudzika kwayo unowedzerwa marii? gara pasi PA holiday ino uronge future yako nemhuri buda mu classroom


nixiop 1ย month ago

@shaya dzembongoro my friend the deal is between 2 people Learner & Tutor

learner will approach the tutor on arears which are a bit challenging for extra lesson inreturn the tutor will say a fair amount to the service rendered

by day end if u see well it will be win win situation student pass all subjects Teacher get some money are parties are happy

its expensive to repeat coz u need to be a ful time candidate at the xul with this CALA aaa unozvimba nawo maprinting ,typing,photocopying etc ,u need busfare,data,sports attire,new set of uniforms
by so doing you will b wrestle with time again
Olevel or Alevel ndeyekungoita one sitting u are done wotonotsvaka basa kuZupco uko or kuuya mustreet matirikuita vending umu tichitengesa malemon negarlic

๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿคฆ 1ย month ago

kungo Louder uku
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Gogodera 1ย month ago

Saka hatichaziva zvekuita vana vakutonetseka sakatodii

Machiavelli 1ย month ago

Myopic thinking by the government as usual.
I'm sure they think they ate getting back at teachers. Unfortunately they are inadvertently penalising learners who are the prime beneficiaries of holiday extra lessons. When the pass rate plummets, they are the first to criticise teachers. They don't have the nation's interests at heart. Just hell bent on retaliation against teachers for going on strike.

Eish, this clueless bunch need to be shown the exit door.



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