The government has recruited over 3 000 teachers to add on to the close to 1 500 it recruited in March as they move towards the 10 000 which they aim to employ before the end of the year.
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education announced the development this Wednesday in a Twitter post saying the full list of those employed will be published in the media tomorrow (Thursday). Reads the post:
The @psczimbabwe has appointed 3904 teachers in @MoPSEZim. The list of teachers will appear in @HeraldZimbabwe on 19 May 2022. Listed teachers should report to the indicated district office immediately.
In November last year, the government of Zimbabwe announced plans to recruit 10 000 teachers in 2022 in a bid to reduce the teacher-to-pupil ratio and decongest schools.
While presenting the 2022 national budget, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube $11.6 billion will be allocated to the education sector.
He said the main objective is to decongest schools and support the infrastructural refurbishment of both primary and secondary, and tertiary education institutions.
Meanwhile, the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said the government’s plan to recruit 10 000 teachers in 2022 is insignificant considering that about 60 000 teachers are needed.
There are thousands of qualified teachers who are not employed. The government is already struggling to pay its workforce.