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ZACC Offside On Extra Lessons - Teachers

ZACC Offside On Extra Lessons - Teachers

Teachers’ unions say the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) should understand that poverty has pushed teachers into asking parents to pay for extra lessons to supplement their paltry salaries.

This comes after ZACC spokesperson John Makamure on Monday said teachers conducting extra lessons for a fee are engaging in corruption and risk prosecution.

However, the Educators Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Tapedza Zhou said teachers will not conduct extra lessons for a fee once the Government restores their pre-October 2018 salaries. Zhou said:

The first corruption that ZACC must address is the restoration of the US$540 pre-October 2018 salary which went down to US$35.

That is the first corruption. Once it deals with that corruption there will be no extra lessons or corruption to talk about. ZACC must first deal with the restoration of teachers’ salaries.

When you see teachers doing some extra lessons, it is because they are trying to address the gap between the original US$540 salary and the meagre wages that teachers are currently earning.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure said the issue of paid extra lessons is a private arrangement between teachers and parents that has nothing to do with ZACC.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president Takavafira Zhou said:

This country has high-profile corruption that has become a routine. And we have not seen ZACC acting in order to address such corruption.

ZACC is majoring in the minor by concentrating on teachers who are getting US$5 for extra lessons.

It is an abuse of the commission. The intention is ill-conceived and very sinister.

We urge ZACC to concentrate on major issues that have made this country to be in the current terminal ward rather than to focus on minor issues that can be even addressed by the Education ministry without necessarily enlisting the services of ZACC.

Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro said teachers have a lame excuse for demanding fees for extra lessons as they receive salaries and allowances from the Government. Said Ndoro:

There is no bigger corruption than trying to get underhand money unscrupulously while at the same time you are receiving a salary.

When you receive salaries, you are already paid for the job that you are supposed to be doing.

Extra lessons are legal as long as they are not paid for.

Teachers are using a silly excuse that they are only trying to survive yet they get salaries and allowances for teaching.

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10 Comments

Mambo 3 months ago

ThisTaungana Ndoro guy is just trying to be big heades for nothing when its known even by pre school kids that teachers are earning paltry salaries. Let Zacc investigate and prosecute the big looting guys in Zanu Pf nyaya dzemapump ekuMorton Jeffrey , Mbudzi Round abt, PSMAS,ZMDC, ZIFA, Zinara etc where big monies have bn siphoned


Ginious 3 months ago

ZACC why waste time nezvema extra lesson.Deal with the main issues that are destroying the Economy.ZACC inotya kuconfronta Vakuru vari corrupt that is why it concentrates on poor people,hameno kuti varombo ndiwo varikuuraya economy here.


Doctor 3 months ago

Zacc , ngaitange yazvinatsa iyo then yozoenderera mberi nezvimwe ,Mapurisa arikuba daylight haataurwi nezvawo Why


mupurisa 3 months ago

Gvnment is doing a massive transfer of police who served 5years in a station e transferred its one of the strategy used by Zanu pf to reduce votting from Police camps ,ccc had won resulndingly on most urban camps for axample muchikurubi,manyame air base,hre central police camp ,

Harare have 50 000 police officers statistucally 42 000 ppl voted for an opposition inshort police yose ndeye opposition,Right transfering means a police will not be able to vote from the area they have registered,we are saying aBindura policemen is now working in mazoe ,when they are in Mazoe they will be assighned to be a plolling agent or an ellection observer automatically they wont have time to vote to their area they have registered A lot of families are going to be inconvinienced.I smell a rat,The Junta might have been shocked with the by-election outcome.I was fortunate not to have served for the Government under this New Dispensation.


Aratijiyesi 3 months ago

ZACC you're now wasting your bullets shooting harmless enemy. Ko mapedza here kubata zvibaba zviri kuita corruption iri kudzorera nyika kumas****. Kana musiri kuona pane corruption taurai pane kunetsana nemaTeacher. Ava vanozobatwa zvinhu zvarongeka vasisina justification yekuita maExtra lessons.


gore renyuchi 3 months ago

ko ini dakuziyawo kuti vakazotii nemaResults eA and O level Kasi vakuda kuti tozotsvaga nzvimbo paIndipendence Kani??😏😏


gore renyuchi 3 months ago

ko ini dakuziyawo kuti vakazotii nemaResults eA and O level Kasi vakuda kuti tozotsvaga nzvimbo paIndipendence Kani??😏😏


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gore renyuchi 3 months ago

ko ini dakuziyawo kuti vakazotii nemaResults eA and O level Kasi vakuda kuti tozotsvaga nzvimbo paIndipendence Kani??😏😏


gore renyuchi 3 months ago

ko ini dakuziyawo kuti vakazotii nemaResults eA and O level Kasi vakuda kuti tozotsvaga nzvimbo paIndipendence Kani??😏😏


The Adjudicator 3 months ago

Yu re promising free education when yu can't pay the teachers.What a poor campaign strategy.



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