Jonathan Moyo reassures lecturers

HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has promised to engage Treasury over lecturers’ outstanding salaries that date back to August, as the minister moves in to avert a damaging strike.

In a statement yesterday,  Moyo said government fully appreciates the work done by lecturers across the country in these trying times and will do everything possible to find an amicable solution.

“The ministry wishes to place on record government appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices that staff at State universities are making to contribute to ZimAsset by training and developing the country’s human capital without which the ongoing socioeconomic transformation would neither be possible nor sustainable,” said Moyo.

The former Information minister assured lecturers that his ministry would “work with Treasury and other relevant authorities to urgently find a lasting solution to ensure that their salaries are paid when due and in an orderly and predictable manner.”

Comments (8)

This is a blank from the Minister. What is the time line for outstanding salaries? When will these be paid? That is what lecturers and support staff need to know and not just a plain statement. In so doing the Minister is making himself unaccountable to his statement.

de ja vu - 9 December 2015

Prof Moyo also heads Polytechnics and Teachers' colleges where lecturers earn monthly salaries of $303.Some have masters and doctorates but that is their salary scale. Cleaners and office staff earn almost the same as lecturers. This is not good at all. A college lecturer used to earn 3/4 of a university lecturer. Mazuva ano kwavakunatsa mukanwa kwechembere kurota ichiyamwa.

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 9 December 2015

This is pathetic, to say the least. If the educated can be short changed like, this, then where is our hope? What will be the fate of the village folks?

Zvichapera - 9 December 2015

Professor Moyo must also look into the issue of student teachers'salaries which were reduced to $140 and from that we hear colleges deduct what is called TP fees leaving the student teacher with a pathetic $32.Sure these deductions by colleges are way too much considering that some schools have up to seven student teachers which are assessed by lecturers an average of about four visits per year.

Shadreck Maregedze - 9 December 2015

Woti vanhu vaite maphd ekuti vashande vasingahori . Zvakare vanenge vambomaita maphd acho sei vasiri kutambira , university isiri kubhadhara mafees .Zvimwe zvinhu fungaiwo prof

jonnybravo - 10 December 2015

Nhai mari yacho inobvepi , Muchiona kuti nyika rava dzoto? Vamwe handiti vakati zvinotaurwa kuti zvinhu hazvina kumira mushe inhema uye mhere mhere . Tavapapi zvino , tinonyepera kudziidza kwatisina , we still live in dreams and fantasies, many of these so called professors and lecturers they championed chaotic land reform and they grabbed productive farms that are now defunct. Why cry now ? Makanga musingaone kwatiri kuenda here ?Nyararai muite bass chinyararire.

marion - 10 December 2015

no wonder why moyo sent his daughter to university of cape town instead of uz where moyo once taught the same course his daughter was doing in cape town

rmunemo - 11 December 2015

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