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Riot Police Deployed To Monitor Teachers Marking ZIMSEC O' Level Exams

Riot Police Deployed To Monitor Teachers Marking ZIMSEC O' Level Exams

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has deployed a team of heavily armed riot police officers at the Midlands State University (MSU) to keep a close eye on disgruntled examiners marking Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) Ordinary Level scripts after they protested over allowances earlier this week.

One examiner has since been arrested and seven have been chased away. Sources said the cops, with AK47 rifles, batons and tear smoke equipment, have set up a 24hr camp on the premises and often make periodic bursts into the marking rooms to threaten the examiners, whom they refer to as sellouts.

The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) and sources within the university confirmed the development.

PTUZ president Takavafira Zhou said the move could, however, backfire as examiners may decide to sabotage ZIMSEC because of the manner in which they have been treated. He told NewZimbabwe.com:

Anti-riot officers are now camped there, they are forcing examiners to work and that will definitely impact the quality of results.

Examiners are obviously under a lot of stress and having officers to fear will further compound their problems.

The examiners, some of them elderly, were Tuesday reportedly rounded up after deciding to join striking teachers in the middle of their marking schedule.

They cited incapacitation and failure by ZIMSEC to pay them allowances meant for their upkeep in Gweru.

Seven of the examiners are said to have been dismissed after being identified as ring leaders.

According to a source privy to developments, the examiners were even denied meal tickets as a form of punishment for their behaviour.

ZIMSEC promised examiners a US$25 daily allowance for those staying off-campus and US$12 for those on campus but instead paid ZW$9 000 upon arrival to sustain them for 26 to 28 days.

The amount paid translated to about US$2.50 per day.

ZIMSEC spokesperson Nicholette Dlamini said “there are no strikes that have been reported, everyone is at work. I am not aware of anyone who has stopped marking. We have sufficient markers at all our centres and they are currently marking.”

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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25 Comments

Magro Zim 2 months ago

Pamberi nezanu pf

Pamberi nekubatana

Pasi nemhandu

Pasi nezv****sukata zveeee ccccc

2023 Ed pfeeee


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

I also blame unions in Zimbabwe for sitting to negotiate with employers and agree on a wage then tell employees that Rtgs$ can't buy...


PRlDE N 2 months ago

😭😭Guys I hope hatiisirwe maU this year 🙄🙄🙄


Ta@aa 2 months ago

Zvese munyika zvava zveby ginya nezanu shame


𝔼𝕣𝕚𝕔 2 months ago

𝗛𝗮𝗮𝗮 𝘀𝗵!𝘁 𝗺𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗶!!!


pathetically 😡 2 months ago

vamwe taiti incapacitation ivo vaishanda ikoko.. rovai vanhu mapurisa next time vanoziva zvekuita and 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


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2 months ago


Ladies man,the Gentleman 2 months ago

This is pathetic,peculiar and barbaric.How can you treat your think tanks like that? US$2.50 a day for Ladies and Gentleman rendering their special national services,thats pure torture!I don't like this...

We got people saying viva ZANU pf,while they are so poor to the extent begging everyday,they can't afford to buy a tomatoe for their relish and they can't afford to buy a tissue.Its crazy!


Cable Guy 2 months ago

So so sad eishhh my beloved country

Gokoko 2 months ago

Command marking


FoolishDougie 2 months ago

Ko Ramaposa haangangotorewo here kanyika kanaka.

Sezvikuda kuitwa Ukraine 🇺🇦


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Zanu PF here to stay ⚔️⛏️🗡️🦴


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Ndokunge vaghona kuhwina of which never in our lifetime

Chairman 2 months ago

zanu yacho ichaenda iwe ndiwe uchasara waku supporter CCC futi

Nkust 2 months ago

Pasi nemanduuuuuuu✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾


AVOCET 2 months ago

Vote Zanu PF!!!


Mboko 2 months ago

Ini handisupporte zvisina maturo,am an ardent member of CCC,zvandinoita kutuka ma**** and kutundira chiweti

Chairman 2 months ago

Vote zanu pf yani ...sela jwayela intozahala lina boma bhathula

Mboko 2 months ago

Bato reruzhinji✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

politics 2 months ago

kkkkk, shame


politics 2 months ago

zvikafambazvakanaka 2024 tetakugara zvakanaka kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Executioner 2 months ago

Kkkkkk haaaaa this country so .Haaaaa one will wonder.like what tha hell is going on.People are being beaten up so badly,why Zimbabwe why


Chapwititi Kestombela 2 months ago

New Deception is now out of ideas!!! This is heavily impacting on the marking quality. Chunning a group of poorly graded results 🤣🤣🤣🤣. I give up


Chairman 2 months ago

Zanu pf Is going out 2023, yakunhuwirira so


👿👿 2 months ago

this Zanu pf need to be casted out like a demon

"out!"



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