Articles tagged 'teachers'

Teachers demand USD, threaten strike 22 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) has said its members will go on strike if they are not paid their salaries in US dollars this month. This is despite the country experiencing severe shortages of foreign currency which recently evoked memories of the hyperinflationary days of ...
Teachers, Mavhima clash over salaries 29 October 2018 HARARE - Teachers have condemned Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavhima who recently ruled out the possibility of government reviewing teachers' salaries. Addressing members of the National association of Primary School Heads (Naph) during a conference in Victoria Falls on Wedne...
Parents, teachers fret over economic crisis 4 September 2018 HARARE - Parents have expressed concern over  the current economic crisis characterised by liquidity challenges and price hikes, as schools open for a new term today. At the same time, teachers have also warned of a bleak term that lies ahead for both scholars and themselves if government igno...
Military pay hike angers teachers 15 July 2018 HARARE - Teachers have re-ignited their feud with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government by accusing the authorities of favouring the military and police whom they have awarded allowances. The rest of the civil servants which includes teachers, who form the bulk of the civil service, were e...
Teachers livid over exclusion from polling officers' duties 11 July 2018 HARARE - A number of teachers are unhappy at their exclusion from participating in the forthcoming elections as polling officers. During harmonised elections, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) enlists the services of teachers and other civil servants to work as polling officers. The D...
Teachers fret over education inspectors 3 July 2018 HARARE - Fearful teachers have claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has dispatched public service and education officials to schools across the country, whom they suspect to be intelligence officials on surveillance missions, ahead of this month's elections. Primary and Secon...
Do something about unemployed teachers 18 June 2018 EDITOR — On Friday Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) marched in solidarity with the unemployed teachers in Harare and delivered a petition to the minister of State for Presidential Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi demanding an immediate review of teacher recruitment freeze that w...
Teachers to protest on Friday 17 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers will be taking to the streets on Friday to protest against government’s offer of increasing their salaries by 15 percent, saying the effort fell far too short of their expectations. Government had initially offered a 10 percent increase before upping the figure to 15 percent,...
Teachers reject govt's salary offer 7 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers’ unions have given their employer up to end of day today to hike their salaries and allowances as well as resolving other pending welfare issues or risk a crippling strike action tomorrow, the Daily News can report. [Adz]
ZCTU calls for general strike 18 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been plunged into another crisis after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday called for a general strike to protest against its “disregard” for workers. ZCTU president Peter Mutasa told the Daily News yesterday that th...
'No going back on ECD teachers' 27 January 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa insists government will not back down on its decision not to pay newly-recruited Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers, arguing Treasury cannot afford such expenditure. In his 2018 National Budget, Chinamasa made no provision for ECD learning, s...
Civil servants demand raise 18 January 2018 HARARE - The continued rise in the cost of living is creating serious challenges for the new government which is now faced with fresh demands from civil servants for massive salary adjustments in line with the increase in the breadline. Unions told the Daily News this week that public workers ...
Boarding places headache for Form 1s 14 November 2017 HARARE - More than 300 000 students seeking Form 1 boarding places for 2018 could be stranded after government announced that it can only accommodate 24 246 in the new year. National demand for boarding school places stands at 367 629. This comes as the online application portal, which does...
Visually-impaired teachers form own association 16 October 2017 HARARE - An association representing visually-impaired teachers has made an application to the Public Service and Social Welfare ministry seeking recognition by government. According to a notice by former Public Service minister Prisca Mupfumira in Friday's government gazette, the association ...
Rural teachers to strike over pay 27 September 2017 HARARE - Thousands of rural teachers across Zimbabwe have threatened to hold a #pocketsoutprotest to demand higher pay and  better benefits, the State’s largest rural teachers’ union said. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) said all rural teachers in all school districts ...
Govt hires 2 300 teachers 12 September 2017 HARARE - Government has hired 2 300 teachers as part of the 7 000 needed to fully implement the Primary and Secondary education curriculum. The teachers are being hired in batches. They are replacing those whose contracts were terminated in the 2016 and 2017 financial year and begin work th...
Schools forced to fork out $115 for conference 1 September 2017 HARARE - Government has forced struggling schools to fork out $1 million towards funding the Education Conference and Expo 2017 currently underway in Harare, the Daily News can report. Headmasters attending the expo officially opened by President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, told the Daily News...
'2 300 new teachers to start work by Sept' 12 August 2017 HARARE - Primary and Secondary education minister Lazarus Dokora has said 2 300 new teachers are set to start work by September this year. Government had frozen the recruitment of new workers, including teachers and nurses, but the move overburdened the employed few with heavy work load. In...
Big showdown looms over teachers' council 10 July 2017 HARARE - Teachers and government are headed for a showdown over the proposed Teachers Professional Council (TPC) which the educators fear is intended to kill trade unionism among their huge membership. However, Primary and Secondary Education ministry has allayed those fears maintaining that i...
Treasury yet to ok recruitment of 2 300 teachers 16 June 2017 HARARE – Government is yet to engage 2 300 teachers it wants to complement the new curriculum, Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has told the National Assembly. Dokora was answering to a question by Maramba Pfungwe Zanu PF legislator Mabel Kaundikiza on government policy ...
Madziwa college students cry foul 20 May 2017 HARARE - Madziwa Teachers’ College (Madziwa) students are crying foul over their expulsion from the learning institution over tuition. Dozens of students have been reportedly barred from attending class, including those that had paid half their fees. Some of the students told the Daily News...
Govt to lift teacher recruitment freeze 24 March 2017 HARARE - Govrnment's teacher recruitment freeze could soon be lifted, deputy Labour minister Tapiwa Matangaidze told the National Assembly on this week. He said the Civil Service Commission will move ahead with hirings following an outcry that the teacher-student ratio has gone through the roo...
Angry teachers in fresh strike threat 8 March 2017 HARARE - A day after President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government reached a compromise with angry civil servants over their outstanding 2016 bonuses, the State is facing a fresh headache after rural teachers threatened to strike over the decision to pay soldiers their 13th cheque ahead of oth...
Teacher-pupil ratio cause for concern 7 March 2017 EDITOR — The teacher to pupil ratio in most primary and secondary schools in Zimbabwe currently stands at 1:50 and in some extreme cases one teacher to 80 learners, a scenario which definitely compromises quality of the end result. Just imagine how parents are traumatised and tormented by just...
Rural teachers join Apex Council strike 4 March 2017 HARARE - Rural teachers have called off a strike in its fifth day after resolving to join the collective Apex Council industrial action on Monday. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) announced that it has suspended industrial action which had been ongoing since Monday, fo...