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Shortage Of Science And Maths Teachers Hit Zimbabwe's School

Shortage Of Science And Maths Teachers Hit Zimbabwe's School

The Government is mulling recruiting university graduates with degrees in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology to teach in public schools due to an acute shortage of Science and Mathematics teachers.

The few available Science and Mathematics teachers have joined private practice that offer better remuneration.

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education spokesperson, Taungana Ndoro, confirmed the development to The Manica Post. He said:

I can confirm that we are facing a shortage of Science and Mathematics teachers. We have requested the Public Service Commission to allow the ministry to recruit graduates with degrees in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology who will attain pedagogy while at work.

Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching and translating theory into practice for learners to grasp concepts easily.

Anglican Diocese for Manicaland’s acting education secretary, Reverend Alex Chikomba said:

We have a serious shortage and we really don’t know what to do. The best teachers we had left for greener pastures. Some went to Malawi, while others joined private schools.

We have actually gone on the market to recruit teachers for Physics and Chemistry, but there are no takers.

There is fierce competition out there for these teachers and you have to offer lucrative packages to secure one.

Roman Catholic Mutare Diocese education secretary, Lawrence Chibvuri, urged the Government to train more Science and Mathematics teachers. Said Chibvuri:

The demand for Science subjects has been growing over the years, but the same has not been happening in training the requisite manpower. There is a serious mismatch and this explains the prevailing shortages.

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology must promote the training of Science teachers at colleges in order to close this gap. They should pour more funds towards the training of these teachers.

The development path the country is taking requires Science which is vital for innovation and value addition.

More learners are now doing Science subjects in order to remain relevant in this ever-changing economic climate. So teacher training in these fields needs to be promoted.

The Catholic Church runs several schools and we are facing the same problem. Right now we have several schools that are looking for Science teachers, but we can’t find any.

Private schools are poaching the few available ones and our schools cannot match the remuneration packages they are being offered there.

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14 Comments

Putin 3 months ago

Betterif the government allow schools to jire teachers bt hmmm irikuramba. 2yrs without a teacher dats **** of a Pig. I declare war on dis issue by d way i have launched a missile


Kobo 3 months ago

MaQualified teachers azere bt are doing other informal jobs offer them better pay and see..Hobho vandoziva


𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 3 months ago

𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙚-𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣. 𝙀-𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙜𝙤. 𝙂𝙫𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙚-𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨. 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨...𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡, 𝙩𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡. 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙘𝙪𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙥𝙖𝙮. 𝘼𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡𝙨 , 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚. 𝙄𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙪 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙛𝙡𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨.


Tanu Mark Finnity 3 months ago

Cry my beloved country when will this suffering come to an end


Totito 3 months ago

Soon we are going to run short of soldiers and policemen. They will also go for greener pastures in Ukraine and Mozambique.


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ddidiva 3 months ago

there are a lot of maths teachers in this country without jobs


Vybz Gokwe Kartel 3 months ago

I blames my forefathers for comes to Zimbabwe and leave Malawi alone... now im suffer serious in Zimbabwe. My brother Vybz Kartel siniya drinking beer every time, he is rombe


Mudzidzisi 3 months ago

At least you made me laugh kkkkk

english is in serious trouble 3 months ago

thats very correct ....

Josh Banda 3 months ago

I second you kkkk

mzaya 3 months ago

at Richie Dube students must not keep registering for sciences on Alevel at such school in Hwange ,i understand sciences need prooer Pedagogy ,Labs which are equiped plus practical lessons in a Lab is a must how can u pass scienc courses without a practical aspect in a Lab,plz kids must enroll on carrier guidance ,ukaita masciences while reading alone then spend 2years pumping fees then come exam u performed disnally resukts out u got 0 ponints why u spent good 2 years lying to yourself u must urge Alevel students that basciences haasi maNovel eku literature aya kune inonzi Human anatomy kubiology naana Plant botany kumasciences ayo unopanyura apo siyana nazvo


@YoungAcademic 3 months ago

A TEACHER'S SALARY IS NOT ENOUGH TO BUY AN EXTRA LARGE PIZZA EVERY DAY FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH!!!AND YET YOU EXPECT THEM TO TAKE CARE OF A FAMILY OF 5..
NO WONDER WHY TEACHERS ARE FLEEING TO MALAWI AND NURSES TO SOUTH AFRICA..THESE ILL TREATED SERVANTS OF THE GVT ARE STARTING TO WAKE UP.

THERE ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM THE SOLDERS WHO ARE NOW INCREASINGLY RESORTING TO ARMED ROBBERIES IN ORDER TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND KEEP THE FAMILY ALIVE.
THE GVT KNOWS THAT THE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATES AND POVERTY WILL INEVITABLY FORCE PPLE TO ACCEPT THESE JOBS.

THIS SITUATION CAN EVEN BE DESCRIBED AS MORDEN DAY SLAVERY!! A PARENT KNOWS THAT A CIVIL JOB WONT MAKE THINGS BETTER BUT THERE IS SIMPLY NO OTHER OPTION..THEY END UP TURNING TO THE INFORMAL SECTORS (MABHERO etc). WHICH UNDERMINES THE NATIONAL ECONOMY THRU LOSS OF TAX REVENUE ETC

F**K I'M FILLING UP THE WHOLE PAGE :)

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Richie Dube 3 months ago

Yah that’s very true especially in rural areas there is a shortage or inadequate teachers,,mainly in A level a good example is Nechilibi high in Hwange district where there’s no commercial teachers for either economics and business studies also in biology and animal science since 2019 but students are keeping on registering for a level whilst reading on their own


diva 3 months ago

but I'm a qualified maths teacher and got colleagues in science subjects who are not yet employed.


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