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Mass Exodus Of Teachers Looms - Unions

Mass Exodus Of Teachers Looms - Unions

Zimbabwe could lose more qualified teachers to brain drain in the coming months after Britain said it will start recruiting teachers from the country and three other African nations.

Zimbabwean teachers are eligible for a qualified teacher status (QTS) in the United Kingdom with effect from 1 February 2023.

Qualified teacher status is a confirmation that one has the right training and meets the standards required to teach in most primary and secondary schools in England.

Local unions representing teachers on Wednesday warned that the country could face a mass exodus of teachers in the coming months.

Progressive Teachers Union Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said:

There are calls for teachers even in the southern African region countries such as Botswana and South Africa, among others.

This year alone, we have 15 teachers who have formally bid farewell to us, not talking of those who are silently packing their bags.

Teachers have also been captured by UK job vacancies. It is a sad story. Elderly teachers should be enjoying the fruit of their work in Zimbabwe, but they are going to other countries to work there.

We are suffering a serious brain drain in the country that will affect starting this year and beyond.

Zimbabwe National Union of School Heads secretary-general Munyaradzi Majoni said:

It is not surprising that we will see a massive exodus of teachers, even school heads and their deputies this coming year.

Teachers have been calling for better wages and the stampede to apply for the UK and other countries’ vacant posts is a cause of concern.

This is a wake-up call for the government, which should act with urgency to improve the conditions of service and retain the teachers.

Thousands of teachers have reportedly formed groups on social media where they share and access information on the opportunities since the UK announced that it will be recruiting teachers from Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean teachers and other civil servants have been pushing the government to be paid pre-October 2018 salaries of at least US$540, but the government says it doesn’t have the money. | NewsDay

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18 Comments

Morocco 1 month ago

Morocco and France dzatamba dzatamba sei?


Fifa 1 month ago

Zimbabwe 1 and Ghana 0

1 month ago

France 2 - Morocco 0

Mama G 1 month ago

Ragai vaende teacher atambura zvakwana


1 month ago

France 2-0 Morocco


😂 1 month ago

“Dear ladies, if your boyfriend didn't wish you a happy
Mother's Day or sing Sweet Mother for you, you should
stop breastfeeding him.”

pk 1 month ago

ko uri mai weboyfriend yako here.
😂😂😆😆

mwos 1 month ago

inorova


mthwakazi ka ndaba 1 month ago

ED ngaadzorere teacher pa status yake as one of the most respected civil servant
ndozvatakakura tichiona in the 80s. teacher airema
kwete zvanhasi


sg 1 month ago

Pai ma teacher 100% US dollars pls, but vote for Chamisa CCC chete chete


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😂 1 month ago

I farted at work today. They called in the plumbers
to check for a leak in the sewage system.
Mother’s advice: Stop whining. Look what the
couch has to endure. It has to stand every fart, and
silently.


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“Any man who successfully convinces a monkey that
honey is sweeter than a banana is capable of selling
****s to a donkey.”

😂 1 month ago

“Any man who successfully convinces a monkey that
honey is sweeter than a banana is capable of selling
co.ndoms to a Roman Father.”

Doug 1 month ago

Let the teachers go and do what they got into teaching for, a decent living, recognition of their work, and not enduring endless promises and fruitless meetings and strikes and being threatened with dismissal. After our seniors gave themselves money of up to a million dollars per family as a shield from poverty, over priced solar systems as a shield from the badly run electricity company, what are they going to do about their children, grandchildren and relatives who they have sent to learn in the UK as the teachers despised here will soon be teaching them? With so many flights from Zimbabwe to UK, in 25 hours or less, the teacher can manage to come home and organise things three or more times a year as they will be able to afford it on top of an improved work life.


1 month ago

...... in 15 hours or less ......


1 month ago

Vamiriri vevarairidzi vanonyanya kupaparikawo futi Vanodii kumboita zvinhu zvavo vakanyarara They are always quick to rush to the press Sometimes one ends up wondering whether they are genuine or will be seeking cheap publicity Hanzi nevakuru dzimwe nzendo taurayi madzoka


Sir Zimbabwe 1 month ago

Only CiC Advocate Nelson Chamisa can solve all those problem faced by Zimbabwean through vote for CCC in this upcoming general election.


1 month ago

hapana chinobuda kutambura kusvikawafa



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