Errant teachers to face consequences

by | Feb 16, 2022 | Local News | 0 comments

Errant teachers to face consequences

Yvonne Mutambwa


Cabinet has recommended stern action to be taken against teachers who are sabotaging the smooth progress of the new school term, by not reporting to work.

Since schools were opened last week, teachers have been trying to hold Government to ransom, despite attempts to increase their salaries.

Minister of Information Publicity and Broadcasting Services Hon Monica Mutsvangwa told press during yesterday`s post-cabinet briefing that there will be consequences for educators who barred students from attending school and also poor attendance.

“The Minister of Primary and Secondary education has been instructed to take action in consultation with the chairman of the Public Service Commission and the Ministers of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development and Public Service, Labour and social Welfare

An appropriate statement on the matter will be issued by the Minister (of education) soonest,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

Cabinet saluted, teachers who have been reporting for duty.

Government has since suspended education officers who had neglected their posts, compromising access to education for the children.


Education is a basic right acknowledged by both Zimbabwean Government and United Nations member states.

It is now public knowledge that workers unions like Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) have been mobilised to destabilize the country by alien forces.