Zim Government Recruits More Teachers
Zim government recruits more teachers to decongest classes as schools reopen for the second and final term of the Covid-affected year. Schools reopened yesterday on Monday for examination classes with the rest of the classes reopening next Monday 6 September.
One of the measures put forward by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for safe reopening of schools is reducing class sizes to a maximum of 35 pupils to decongest classrooms in adherence to social distancing requirements. Decongesting classrooms means increasing the number of teachers to cater for the newly created classes. As such, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education requires at least 40 000 more teachers.
In a statement, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs Tumisang Thabela listed the names of the recruited teachers including their stations.
"This serves to inform the individuals listed that you have been appointed by the Public Service Commission to serve as teachers in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. You are advised to report to the indicated district offices as soon as possible for deployment," she said.
Matabeleland North got a total of 452 teachers, while Matabeleland South got 568 teachers.
Mrs Thabela also took the oportunity to warn teachers who falsified their year of completion from college that they would face consequences of such dishonest behaviour.