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Teachers To Be Paid Based On Experience, Qualifications

Teachers To Be Paid Based On Experience, Qualifications

The Government has started paying teachers’ salaries based on their seniority and qualifications, a cabinet minister has said.

Speaking during an interview with State media on Monday, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Paul Mavima said $160 million had been set aside for the exercise. Said Mavima:

The decompression of salaries was part of the package that was authorised by His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa following engagements with unions.

I am not sure about the time frame but it appears that it may be backdated to about 2015.

Teachers will now be graded and paid according to seniority and those who have upgraded their qualifications over the past years will also be awarded.

I know that the Ministry of Finance has set aside $160 million for the exercise which will be effected immediately.

We are simply recognising the contribution that people are making to the public service as we cannot continue treating those who have assumed positions with the rest, they have to be differentiated.

I am sure the exercise may cost a little more than what has been allocated, but since Government is committed, I am sure additional resources will be availed for it to be effectively implemented.

The announcement comes after teachers and school heads downed tools when schools opened on 7 February citing incapacitation.

The educators were asking for the restoration of their pre-2018 US dollar salaries of up to US$540 per month.

More: Chronicle


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5 Comments

2 months ago


Nkalakatha 2 months ago

ngumsangano wodwa .amateacher azaze esebenze ejabulile nini


ABC 2 months ago

Very interesting. My maths tells me that from 2015 to present thats 7 years times 12 months = $ 94 months. lets say ones salary increases by $1000 , so they get about $94000 on average. This is subject to pension and tax. roughly about $15000-20009 $15000-$20000. so long served teachers will get a once salary arrears of $74000-84000. most likely coming this March before by elections


Pala 2 months ago

Garai pasi or itirwai maths idzi nemwana mwenyu,arreas are only based on your grade so if you were underpaid unongobhadarwa ka top up kacho kawaisapiwa kwete salary yoes because wakatoipiwa kudhara

🙄 2 months ago

Talking about backdating to as far as 2015 but they are failing to owner the teachers' request of simply restoring 2018 salary. These people magumaguma avanhu chaiwo.
Very soon teachers are going to start being raided and having their homes ransacked at 3am muno kkkkk.



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