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We Had A 60 Per Cent Turnout Of Teachers Nationwide - Ministry

We Had A 60 Per Cent Turnout Of Teachers Nationwide - Ministry

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education said that 60 per cent of teachers nationwide reported for duty on Monday when schools opened for the first term.

The ministry’s spokesperson Taungana Ndoro told NewsDay that teachers at peri-urban and rural schools reported for duty while some educators were still on their way to their workplaces. Ndoro said:

We had a 60% turnout of teachers nationwide. Those that did not report for duty are from metropolitan areas, while teachers from peri-urban and rural areas reported for duty. Other teachers are still en route to their stations.

In Harare and Bulawayo and several other cities, teachers and school heads failed to report for duty citing “incapacitation”.

Educators are pushing the Government to pay their salaries in US dollars to cushion them from the rising cost of living.

In a statement on Monday evening, Primary and Secondary Education secretary Tumisang Thabela, however, claimed that the majority of teachers reported for duty. She said:

Government is pleased to note that schools have opened, that the majority of teachers reported for duty and that the majority of schoolchildren were able to attend classes.

In instances where students and pupils were unable to attend, government awaits definitive information on the reasons, so as to respond appropriately.

However, a parent from Highfields told NewsDay that she sent her children to Tsungayi Primary School, but they returned home as there were no teachers. She said:

There were no teachers at the school. We saw officials from the Primary and Secondary Education ministry entering the school.

They must know that teachers are very important and must be paid well so that they report for duty.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) called on employers, including the Government, to pay their employees in US dollars. ZCTU said in a statement:

Schools opened today with no word from the employer on the US dollar salaries for the dedicated suffering teacher.

The market is refusing Zimdollars and we demand that all workers be paid in US dollars as dictated by the market.

More: NewsDay


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16 Comments

valembe 3 months ago

ccc chete chete


EG PFUUU 3 months ago

PAMBERI NE ZANU PF


Manikiniki 3 months ago

This Ndoro guy and his incompetent and corrupt Zanu colleagues should be ashamed of themselves. You are lying to the nation and you know it. Instead of addressing the problem you are busy lying to the nation. Teachers did not go to work due to genuine griviences. I dont think you even give your children that patry 20 000rtgs as ppcket money that u are giving to teachers with families to feed, cloth and send their children to school among all the other basic life necessities- not mentioning luxuries because Zanu pf has erased that word from its citizen's vocabulary. Liyayangisa bantu be Zanu, munonyadzisa vanhu ve Zanu.


bhlambi 3 months ago

Rega tinyarare zvedu isu zvozonzi ana bhlambi vanotaurisa


Kkkkkk 3 months ago

Even if they claim that 100% of the teachers reported for duty. People know what is really on the ground.


Ginious 3 months ago

True .kuenda kubasa nekudzidzisa vana zvinhu zviviri zvakasiyana.we are on the ground vana varikuenda kumaExtra lesson .kuzvikoro hakusikudzidzwa.

Ngwendesa 3 months ago

Ndoro haanyare sure im in Chegutu now hakuna chikoto chaiva na teacher only headmasters vana vachingodzoka kumba makuseni avaenda acho this is fake hakuna chikumbonakidza pakuvhurwa kwezvikoro until ZANUPF yekumama iyi yagadzirisa problem TEACHERS TSIKAI CHEPAKATI INGUVA YEKURIMA IYI ISA RUBHACHI RWE SUIT KURE UPINDE MUMUNDA OTHERWISE VANA VANOBATWA KWASHIORKOR IWE URIKUBASA SATAN IBVAI APA CCC 4 REAL


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Mephistophles 3 months ago

Zvinhu zvekudada nazvo here izvozvo. Kutoganza kuti 60% turnout. Ivaiwo nenyadzi. The children spent the whole day just sitting. As long as the problem is not addressed, teachers may report for work but there will be no quality education provided. For the past 4 years government has been dodging the issue yeAdequate remuneration yemaTeachers. Hapadi insencerity apa. Its only a matter of time before things get worse and the children will suffer more as usual. Such terrorist tactics will make the government unpopular. School children do not vote, but teachers and parents do. Zanu Pf must brace for abacklash in 2023. Kuita chandagwinyira nezvinhu zviri unpopular seZUPCO. Surely Zanu Pf can never change...


Dzidzoro 3 months ago

Fake . When it comes to figures,its all fake news. Do you think citizens are happy with wat is on th ground?Handingaendese mwana kunotakba mahumbwe pa sch ground. Are they working yini wena Ndoro? Sizakuvota out .Hapana hapana we know you ,come election day you wll feel th heat

Vote CCC


Mr Tsodido 3 months ago

Haiwawo mateachers here. Hapana hapana. Isu vamwe takatozvirega taona kuti hapana chobuda sekuedza kubopa masvosve.
No unit among teacher. Vakuru vema unions avo vachingodaidzira kuti we are incapacitated ivo mateachers acho anenge atononokerwa nekuenda kuchikoro.
Suffer continues and kana warwadziwa siya chiprofession chemazungairwa ichi. By Monday 100% turn-up. Nothing is about to change. Sorry vana MuDoThis.


Zvakaoma 3 months ago

Asi iwo ma teacher nyangwe akapihwa $1000 havashande itsimbe dzevanhu nekuti pavai pihwa 540 yacho taingofa nekuendesa vana kuma eke futi .Problem vanhu vakungoita mabasa avasingade nekuda kwe unemployment thats why tiri kurapwa nemabhiridha muzvipatara umu nciiii!!!


zvakaoma 3 months ago

😂hapana chine musoro chinobuda kana vanhu vasina kubatana .vakangwarira kusunga matayi nekuzunza huruva yema choko


King 3 months ago

Government must pay teachers their salary in USD as a matter of urgency because our children will suffer


Adv slamey 3 months ago

Not 0.5% here or less


Cobra King. 3 months ago

But nothing is being done ikoko. Pupils are not learning. Vakangogara vachidziya mishana. Tiri kuvaonaka.


🧑‍🎓 3 months ago

60% only, and the other 40% could not afford to travel to their work stations 🤭



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