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Teachers Cry Foul As ZIMSEC Is Yet To Pay Exam Markers' Allowances

Teachers Cry Foul As ZIMSEC Is Yet To Pay Exam Markers' Allowances

Teachers are considering putting in place a committee that will negotiate examiners’ contracts with the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) as the council has delayed paying marking fees.     Teachers who marked last year‘s Grade seven, Advanced and Ordinary level examinations are yet to be paid with markers claiming that they were promised payment soon after completing the job.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president, Takavafira Zhou accused ZIMSEC of engaging in unfair labour practices. He said:

ZIMSEC is perpetuating cold, callous and calculated labour vandalism that ultimately will affect the credibility of our examination system, as more qualified and experienced examiners may not call for the marking exercise in future due to frustration.

Teachers are workers too, with rights that must be respected by anyone who wants their services. Even the line Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and government must intervene and call ZIMSEC to order.

Teachers are also considering putting in place a committee that should engage ZIMSEC on behalf of markers, and ensure that they are paid their dues by the time they finish marking, as ZIMSEC cannot be trusted to pay teachers timeously once they complete the marking exercise.

Zhou added that delays in paying teachers’ allowances meant that markers would get less than initially agreed considering that inflation is soaring in the country.

Meanwhile, teachers have urged workers across sectors to wear black on Friday to mark the death of the Zimbabwean economy.


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miles--- 2 months ago

i hope by 2023 rinozara chete🍺

zbc 2 months ago

They always say, we are a listening gvt? hhhmm is this not flattery and hogwash? ...listen to the grievance of teachers and act accordingly, education is key, teachers must be respected..above all, what teachers are asking for is not something new, just a restoration of usd540..why can't you restore that and bring happiness on them..restore their happiness and they will shut up

nick mangwana 2 months ago



1/8The economy is tanking and sinking. Zimbabweans are suffering at the hands of bad leadership, poor governance and porous economic policies. As the alternative government, we propose the following to be considered and adopted:

2/8There is a crisis of confidence in the market,citizens are suffering from the price hikes and deepening poverty level.All gvt policies must be demand driven,inclusive &fully consultative.The recent attack on CZI position paper by Gvt is regrettable and must never be tolerated!

3/8 Stop the auction system and go for full dollarisation - this will immediately remove distortions,multiple pricing,arbitrage, secure stability and save exporting companies from imminent collapse and help all businesses and economic agents to preserve capital.

4/8 In line with (3), we should immediately work on a de-dollarisation road map which is inclusive and evidence based and build on consensus as opposed to command economics and threatening businesses with statutory instruments.

5/8Embrace SMART agriculture with a view to foster more active role of the market & gvt providing oversight to minimise distortions caused by agricultural subsidies.The commodity exchange should be used as an effective vehicle for funding & marketing of agricultural commodities.

6/8To address the economic challenges (such exchange rate spiral and inflation) caused by short term finance on infrastructure,gvt must use long long term finance such as diaspora bonds (eg Ethiopia-the Grand Renaissance Dam) and public private partnerships to fund infrastructure

7/8 Stop corruption and save US$2.8bn,being the US$1.8bn through illicit financial flows and US $1bn wasted in state owned enterprises and line ministries).This money,if saved, is a real game changer.Greedy, indiscipline and corruption stand as the biggest threat to the economy!

8/8 We must embrace a genuine social contract, which is inclusive to move forward as a nation.Also Expedite a Pre-Election Pact on elections & reforms,constitutionalism and respect of human rights so we restore our integrity in the family of nations.Genuine dialogue is key!


son son 2 months ago


“I am at Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe.
This company is mining lithium in Arcadia Goromonzi. It used to be owned by an Australian company called Prospect Resources and recently sold to Huayou Cobalt (a Chinese company)

The handover take over ceremony was done on the 20th of April 2022 so now it's 100% owned by the Chinese giant.

The challenge now is this Chinese company is bringing all it's skilled and labour from China on the expense of locals. Right now everyone in the company is deputing a Chinese from Human Resources department to production departments. At the site there are already more 100 Chinese and am reliably informed that about 600 more Chinese are coming.

We the citizens are not going to benefit from this investment at all. The lithium product goes to China and the employees come from China. With this current unemployment rate in Zim this cannot be tolerated.

Please make some noise maybe responsible authorities might look into it and secure Zimbabwean jobs to Zimbabwean citizens.

There's is absolutely no special skill required from China, in actual fact, we training the Chinese and one day they will take over.”


Chawabvunza 2 months ago

ZIMSEC must not cry foul next time if Examination Markers demand pay upfront next time. They are unreliable employers who thrive in falsehoods.


Chapwititi Kestombela 2 months ago

ZIMSEC is behaving like New Deception presidium 🤔. They indicate left then turn right 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Otherwise DIRA RIZARE WANGU 🥃🍾

teacher 2 months ago

Gore rino tichaoneswa ndondo. dira hako rizare Shaa

Kanda 2 months ago

what I know is the receiving end is the poor school child they come out with nothing at the end future yevana yadhakwa

nzara 2 months ago

Maravaza wakamboita teacher here iwe fees yamunobhadhara haisi iyo inobhadhara teacher inovaka zvikoro zvenyu,regaika kubhadhara vana venyu vanodzidzira pasi pemuhacha sevari pamukwerera.Vedu vanoenda kumaprivate schools.Govt doesn't build schools kungowawata chete.

Head master 2 months ago

Exam fee is peanuts they get the allow from old peoples home gvt.

nzara lite 2 months ago

ok what about the exam fee how will these fees used by zimsec as a board

Ribvungu 2 months ago

you are still considering setting up a negotiation committee. hapana kwamurikuyenda sure

chief Nemauyu 2 months ago

teachers stop this marking business and see what happens.

Zimstats 2 months ago

Census with teachers and Zanupf youths and u expect me to pay, tangai madira rizare......

😖😖 2 months ago

sooner vachange vakuchema kut toda Mari ye census. hamuiwani

Chapwititi Kestombela 2 months ago

Vapei mari yavo purizi 😏, ipapa rimwe ririkutomboita madeals ekutenderedza mari iyoyi. Ichauya yapera value hayo. Jairai new Deception antics. Otherwise 2023 rinenge razara haro 🥃🍾

RG Mugabe 2 months ago

ndosaka ndakarisiya basa iri

noname 2 months ago

we are tired of zim teachers....they are always making headlines in the news.its like they are the only employees in Zimbabwe. Especially towards opening of schools that's when they start their drama...

hhh 2 months ago

what do you mean by drama? ...this is a genuine issue,,, thus y u are promised free medication by zanu pf towards elections then u vote for them u ****

New kingz 2 months ago

ma teacher dirirwai rizare makanyanya kupusa

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 2 months ago

𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗴𝘀. 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻. 𝗜𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝘆𝗰𝗼𝘁𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘀. 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲.

nzara 2 months ago

Moimboenderei nyaya yekuda maricho .,plus kumaka pfuti iri munzeve.

pumura 2 months ago

mateacher dirirwai rizare

ONE ZIMBABWE 2 months ago

ma teacher aya akapata haiwawo.taneta nazvo izvi dira rizare.

zimra 2 months ago

akapata ndiwe mukorokoza

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