Delinquent teachers cornered 

by | Feb 17, 2022 | Crime & Courts, Local News | 0 comments

Delinquent teachers cornered

Pretty Manyewe

Government has told all teachers, deputy heads and heads of schools who are on strike to return to work immediately or risk being registered.

Yesterday, Cabinet promised stern measures to be taken against those who have been prejudicing children of a chance to learn and it was followed by a press release by the Public Services Commission.

The PSC said any teacher who fails to report for work by February 22, 2022 would be deemed to have resigned from government`s employ.

“This behavior on the part of some teachers is all the more distressing in view of the fact that it is coming at a time when learners have already lost more than a month learning in 2022 alone due to COVID-19 pandemic and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to catch up with their studies. Such behavior cannot be tolerated as it will have a lasting negative impact on an entire generation,” wrote PSC.

Those who are going to school, but are not teaching learners are going to be seen as having resigned.




“Henceforth, all teachers, deputy heads and heads of schools who do not report for duty by February 22, 2022 will be deemed to have resigned from the service. Those reporting for duty and not teaching will also be deemed to have resigned.

All those who will have in the manner so resigned and were occupying institutional accommodation are expected to vacate the same with immediate effect,” the statement read.

In spite of these significant steps taken by the Government to improve conditions of service, some teachers have continued to change demands.

Government also invited unemployed trained teachers and university graduates for mass recruitment.