Education

Teachers cancel nationwide strike

Teachers’ Unions yesterday announced that they have suspended the nationwide industrial action that commenced on the 5th of February with immediate effect. In a joint statement by Zimbabwe Teachers Association and Progressive Teachers Union they said, “Our members who were on industrial action (strike) must report for work commencing Monday the 11th February 2019 and wait for further commands and ...

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Teachers’ unions tell members to ‘intensify’ strike

The government on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on striking teachers, saying it will dock their salaries for hours not worked. The government move came on the same day that the two largest unions – ZIMTA and PTUZ – called on teachers to “intensify” their strike by staying at home. Some teachers were turning up at schools, but not teaching. The ...

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‘No Work, No pay’ for striking Zimbabwe teachers

Government has warned teachers who have not been reporting for work that they will have their salaries deducted. The warning came after a realisation that there were some teachers who have not been reporting for work in different parts of the country. In a statement today, Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman, Dr Vincent Hungwe said discussions between Government and the ...

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Schools heading towards complete shutdown

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe ( ARTUZ) has warned the government that schools risk completely shutting down if it does not take urgent measures to positively respond to the demands of the teachers. “Teachers of Zimbabwe have spoken with one voice, they have downed tools and are demanding a living wage. An average of an 18% of teachers reported ...

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‘Education now preserve of the rich’

AS the first term opens today, parents and guardians in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces have raised concern over the skyrocketing cost of education and the strike by teachers. Teachers’ associations have said their members would down tools if their salaries did not come in United States dollars. A parent from Ascot Infill in Gweru, James Chiseko, said despite the ...

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Mthuli Ncube employs 3000 teachers

The Minister of Finance Mthuli Ncube has announced that he has authorized the recruitment of 3000 teachers to deal with the shortage of teachers in the country. “Treasury has authorised the recruitment of 3000 additional teachers in Zimbabwe in order to ease teacher shortage.” Ncube said. “Treasury has also authorized recruitment of about 350 university teaching staff and personnel to ...

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Teachers want pay adjusted

THE Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (ZIMTA) has implored the Government to address the issue of payment of civil servants’ salaries in foreign currency to motivate teachers and improve their welfare. Zimta secretary-general Mr Tapson Nganunu Sibanda yesterday said the association was concerned about the Government’s silence on the issue and urged the Government to address the issue before schools open. “We ...

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Outcry over spike in uniform prices

THERE is a national outcry from parents over a sudden sharp spike in the prices of school uniforms of more than 200 percent ahead of the start of the school calendar year on January 8, sparking fears of collusion among retailers seeking to profiteer from an unregulated market. Parents say the prevailing economic circumstances and the pricey uniforms have made ...

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Minister frets over drug abuse in schools

BULAWAYO Provincial Affairs minister Judith Ncube has accused adults of lacing foodstuffs sold to pupils with drugs, which ended up affecting the children and interfering with their learning process. She challenged parents to closely monitor their children to ensure that they were not abusing drugs and to instil discipline. Speaking during the official opening of the Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission’s ...

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Mnangagwa caps 2,844 ZOU graduands

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has capped 2 844 students from the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). Speaking for the first time following his instalment as Chancellor of the university, President Mnangagwa said open distance learning is convenient and allows students to study away from campus. He said this mode of learning requires a high level of discipline, honesty, focus and good ethical ...

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