In an interview with The Herald after officially opening Mbizi Secondary School in Highfield, Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavhima said there was a shortage of 10 000 teachers nationwide.
He said the shortage was more pronounced at ECD level and in science and mathematics subjects. He said:
We have a shortage of about 10 000 teachers and the main area we need teachers is ECD because we are rolling out ECD A and ECD B. We need trained teachers in those areas such as Science, Physics, Maths and Biology. Even though we have this need, we are not saying we have all the resources that are required. So as to when we are going to recruit that is a different matter because it will depend on Treasury concurrence.