In a statement the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (RTUZ) urged parents, teachers and pupils affected by the re-writing of the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 examination to resist Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima’s order.
RTUZ added that people should not be punished for the shortcomings of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC), adding the union was already on the ground mobilizing teachers to resist the re-sit. Said RTUZ:
Notwithstanding the outcome of this legal route, Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe urges teachers, parents and affected candidates to resist the Minister’s ridiculous pronouncement.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, released a statement through its Secretary General, Japhet Moyo, saying that it believes there is a syndicate that has been making a profit from leaking exam papers. He said that Mavima’s order for a resit is insensitive. Said Moyo:
The ZCTU believes that there is a syndicate that has been leaking exam papers for money and they were making a killing. These could be people from the Ministry of Education, those who set the papers, the printers and school headmasters. What is also shocking is that it took so long for the government to make a decision, yet they had detected the anomalies last year. For the Education Minister, out of the blue, to cancel the results and order a re-sit within a week is highly insensitive to parents whose children might be out of the country or live far away from examination centers
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The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions is the country's biggest worker representative with most of its members in different sectors of industry in Zimbabwe. It has special interests in labour activism and this has resulted in it being linked to opposition political parties particularly the... Read More About Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
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 Zimsec
Paul Mavima is a Zimbabwean politician , academic and certified financial planner.He is currently the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Member of Parliament for Gokwe Sengwa Constituency. Read More About Paul Mavima