Teacher demonstration dogs school reopening in Wedza

by | Aug 30, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments


Staff Writer

Learners at Matsine Secondary School in Wedza, Mashonaland East, had an uncharacteristically eventful return to the classroom, as protests dogged the reopening day.

For the better part of the day, the atmosphere was tense as teachers demonstrated against the school head Mr Joel Zindoga.

Classes had to be called off.

According to witnesses, the teaching staff was unamused with allegations laid against one of the teachers Mrs Fortunate Tambooneyi.

Tambooneyi`s participation in a national programme saw the headmaster withholding her salary, on allegations of absconding lessons.

Other teachers met a similar fate and this incensed the whole of the teaching staff.

Zindoga was also accused of misappropriation of funds.

It is said that he converted United States dollars, payments to local currency on the black market and deposited the fees into the school`s RTGS account, as it does not have an FCA Account.

Law enforcement officers had to be deployed to the school to quell tensions which were threatening to spiral out of control.

Besides the incident at Matsine, the reopening went well across Wedza District.

At Chemhanza High school, students arrived for the second term from their respective home areas after a long Covid-19 induced hiatus.