Teachers To Demonstrate Over Zimsec, Threaten Not To Allow Resit To Happen

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The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said that it will hold a demonstration against the decision to nullify the results of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2, forcing people to retake the exam. PTUZ secretary-general Raymond Majongwe confirmed the demonstration and declared that it “…will never be allowed to happen.”

Speaking to NewsDay, Majongwe said:

The demonstration will take place in Harare on Wednesday where we will march and deliver a petition to the minister (Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavhima) at their offices. We are saying the rewriting of the examination is illegal, unacceptable, unfortunate and will never be allowed to happen.

The integrity that the Zimsec group and the ministry is trying to protect will never be protected as long as these issues are not addressed. There are some who are visually-impaired and those who do not have access to phone, who are now being punished with everyone because of a small leakage that has happened at Zimsec.

More: NewsDay

Zimbabwe School Examinations Council

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. ZIMSEC was setup as a result of the 1994, Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Act. Amoung other reasons, the examinations were localised to ensure the end of colonial... Read More About Zimbabwe School Examinations Council

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One Comment

  1. Teacher says:

    Ptuz how are you assisting on the issue of revised rural allowances which are currently pegged at an insulting $14 which is no even enough to visit our families in towns for one weekend a month! we have been pleading wt u to assist us on this issue but nothin seems to be materialising. We end up thinking u are just seeking relevance by hijacking this Zimsec issue and not attending to the pressing issues facing the teachers u represent. The rural teachers are suffering but no one seems to be giving an ear to their plea of a better rural package wich can brighten those sad faces of rural teachers who are now jus working because there is no were else to go, their hearts are not at work at all they are demotivated. Atleast a $150 rural allowance can be a moral booster for these sad rural teachers who are as good as second class proffessionals compared to their urban based counterparts who drink clean running city council water whilst we share muddy waters with animals in the rural areas out here. Its not fair at all.!

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