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Zimbabwe Has A deficit Of Over 25 000 Teachers

Zimbabwe Has A deficit Of Over 25 000 Teachers

Zimbabwe still has a long way to go to clear a deficit of over 25 000 teachers as only 3 904 teachers have been recruited so far this year.

The deficit may balloon as teachers are quitting the profession citing poor remuneration.

In a Ministerial Statement presented to legislators in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Evelyn Ndlovu said:

The Public Service Commission authorised 10 000 posts initially and reduced that number to 5 000 posts for the year 2022 with Treasury concurrence.

Of the 5 000 posts, 3 904 have been filled and the balance of 1 096 will be filled in September 2022. In addition to this, another 1 454 attrition posts have since been filled.

At present, there are 10 100 schools in the country with an enrolment of more than 4.6 million pupils and an establishment of 136 000 teachers.

The teacher-pupil ratio for ECD is 1: 25 pupils, junior school, 1:40, lower to secondary 1:33, O level 1:30, and A’ level, 1:20.

However, an acute shortage of classrooms and teachers has meant that the recommended teacher-pupil remains a mirage.

The Government had announced that it would recruit 10 000 teachers in 2022 only to later revise the figure to 5 000.

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5 Comments

Linox 2 weeks ago

It started from , introduction of the so called New Curriculum which needs more and effective equipment , zvobva zvaratidza kushaya hanya nevana, so apa vadzidzisi vashoma , pluz equipment shortage kkkk rangova kanyawakanya


Mmmm 2 weeks ago

What has happened in the educational sector is a crime against our children who have lost valuable time in their education. Shame


Machiavelli 2 weeks ago

..... and they want to build 22 more schools before year end ❓
Mai baboooo 🙆🏿‍♂️🙆🏿‍♂️🙆🏿‍♂️🙆🏿‍♂️


Tateguru 2 weeks ago

I think e-learning could suppliment on the exciting staff because surely with poor remunerations the deficit will continue negatively.
In this age mechanisms should be put enabling even the remotest area of Zimbabwe to access cheap internet services.


mushoriwa 2 weeks ago

136000 teacher establishment less than 160000 newly vetted war veterans.



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