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ZIMSEC "Shortchanges" Examination Markers

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Unions representing teachers accuse the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) of taking teachers for granted after it paid script markers when their payouts had been eroded by inflation.

ZIMSEC recently paid examiners their dues for marking the 2021 Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations even though they signed the contracts in February.

An examiner who spoke to NewsDay and asked not to be identified accused the Government of deliberately delaying paying them. Said the examiner:

Government no longer cares and doesn’t respect us anymore. This is not what we signed up for. When we signed this contract, we were supposed to get US$140, but now, we can’t even afford (anything).

They just want to see us suffering. It’s now more than seven months since we signed these contracts.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure said that in future, teachers should sign time-bound contracts with ZIMSEC. Said Masaraure:

These salaries are a mockery of the hard work that has been put in by our teachers who were marking O and A Level examinations.

When they signed this contract, they were expecting to be paid around US$140, but now, they get something which is equivalent to US$55.

This is deliberate from Zimsec and the government. This is regrettable and in future, teachers may choose not to participate in this process.

We urge teachers that in future, they should sign time-bound contracts. They are able to sue them.

Educators Union of Zimbabwe vice-president Tapedza Zhou also claimed that ZIMSEC and the Government deliberately delayed paying exam markers to ensure that the money loses value. Zhou said:

It is disgusting. We are not happy about the salary. It shows how Zimsec and the government are not serious about teachers’ welfare.

We are saying that after work, we deserve to be paid, and they deliberately postponed paying these teachers because they know that after a certain period of time, that money will lose value.

In a tweet, the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) said the amounts being paid to examiners are shocking. It said:

ZIMSEC finally paid O and A Level markers their dues, about $33 000. When they signed their contracts in February, that was worth US$135.

Today, it’s US$55. Both figures induce a sense of shock. Has the profession fallen from grace this much?

More: NewsDay

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17 Comments

Fari 2 months ago

Zvakaoma hazvo. Unotozongoona kuti hapana kwatirikuenda sure


Mkanya 2 months ago

Zimsec pegged exam fees in US$, to avoid a repeat markers must be paid in the same currency


Jembi 2 months ago

It's what the markers deserve, next time havaende


Rasta 2 months ago

very true

Govt 2 months ago

Maticha here.Izvezvi next time vanoita kumhanyirana.Every yr vanongojutwa avo.


nxaaa 2 months ago

taura hako ma teacher acho akapusawo munenge muchimboendereiko

🤦 2 months ago

lani vukani go for yellow next year... CCC


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Teacher 2 months ago

These guys go there voluntarily saka ngavasatinetsa. Tanzwa nadzo nyaya dzavo idzi. Dzave kutibhowa. Havasi vana vadiki ka ava vanongonyeperwa every year asi vachingodzokera ku-same thing.


Chamhamha 2 months ago

Maticha siyai masoja anomarker mapaper avo I think ndivo ega macivil servants anonzwika. Kana manurse siyai futi. Asoja anobaya varwere vacho.


.. 2 months ago

Inyaya yekuti ahusi mushandi we hurumende. Ndosaka ukuhumana zvisina basa kudaro

🤨🤨 2 months ago

Iwewe chi zanu ukachiregerera ka ummm **** zva mhaimhanje ukatsvaga basa azvireve kti chero Mari isingakwane wongo tambira ka kwana ****

Tee 2 months ago

Chinoendesa inhamo unenge uchitiedza kusunganidza


Putin 2 months ago

stop going for marking you knew this will happen


mafirakureva JoJo chenjera 2 months ago

gvt ngaingopa vanhu Mari yakwana nenguva ....teacher haangarege kunomaka riri iro basa rake romupa Mari.....anoitadza ndowoyo ainonoka nemari obhadhara shoma
bhora musango ichazooneka dzapera Pera vanhu avasi mapenzi


Imwe Mbeu 2 months ago

In the end, ane ganda anenyama hazvienzani neanebhonzo


Starbucks 2 months ago

ko vakasaenda mwari anomisa oxygen here


Shava J 1 month ago

Vision 2030 zvichanaka



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