Teachers Withdraw Invigilating Services For November ZIMSEC Exams
Teachers have advised that they will not be providing their invigilating services for the November ZIMSEC examinations.
The withdrawal was necessitated by the government’s failure to pay teachers for invigilation despite agreeing to do so in February this year.
This was revealed by a letter that was written by the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe Secretary General, Raymond Majongwe that was addressed to Zimsec director Lazarus Nhambaware. Majongwe said:
We have observed no progress has been made in this regard (payment of invigilators) since our meeting with you and the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education (Paul Mavima) in February 2019. Your office seems to be reneging on what we agreed in principle in the February 2019 meeting that Zimsec was ready to pay teachers for invigilation.
It is also against this background that we are advancing that teachers will not be available for invigilation if nothing concrete is put on offer come third term 2019.
The government has been paying cushioning allowances to all workers in the public services as salaries have been constantly eroded by the soaring inflation.
Workers across various sectors have however revealed that the allowances are being constantly eroded hence the need to constantly review them.
Since the beginning of the year, workers have been threatening to suspend their services as the economy had rendered them “incapable” to execute their contractual duties and responsibilities.