Teachers should be ashamed

EDITOR — Teachers’ threats to go on strike nationwide as soon as schools open, in demand of $1 000 as a basic salary, is a move that should be condemned.

It is shameful that when teachers really know the importance of education and the role it plays to the lives of both young and adults, they should seek to resolve their plight in a way that hinders the pupils’ future.

Teachers should know the boycot they are planning to undertake will not affect the government but the lives of the innocent pupils whose parents are struggling to pay school fees.

They should also bare in mind that some of these pupils are sitting for their final exams by the end of this year, so even if teachers are planning to resume later these children would have lost their grip in terms of education.

Why is it that teachers don’t learn from history.

Their attempt to go on strike in 2008 did not benefit them with anything but left thousands of children affected after failing to pass their examinations.

Teachers should give children the same chances they were given by their own teachers during the time they were going to school.

We all know that the country is going through a rough patch, but going on strike is not the solution to the problem.

As parents themselves, the teachers should put the interest of the children at heart instead of pursuing their own interests.

The teachers have to bear in mind that their own children would also be affected by this planned action.

Educated as they are they should understand that the country is going through a liquidity crunch, and even the diamonds are no longer that available as they used to be.

Teachers, please put the interest of the children first so that you receive your blessings from the Almighty God.

Marvelous Talent


Comments (3)

Teaching is a national service. Those who dream of getting $1000 should stay like that...... dreaming. There is no money. You thought Buti was kidding now Patrick is harmstrung. The truth is.... there will b no increase.

Fatso - 6 January 2014

Mr editor, just go to hell please. You dont have an inkling of what you are talking about or maybe you do but are playing to the gallery (the gullible people who buy newspapers) just to boost sales.

scaratinto - 6 January 2014

how much does the writer of this letter earn?most probably more than the poor teacher.pity some zimbos will not pay for anything if they can push to get it for nothing.mwana ndewako dzidzisa why do you expect other people to sympathise with you.if you were man enough to father the child then pay.why do want teachers to continue suffer?are the teachers responsible for what is happening?

g muzah - 10 January 2014

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