Teachers Want To Be Paid For Invigilating Zimsec Exams

In interviews with The Herald, teacher’s unions confirmed they want the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) to pay them for invigilating national examinations. Examination fees are likely to increase if the request is granted.

In an interview with The Herald, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima confirmed the demand from teachers, but said they would continue consulting with all stakeholders. He said he met with the teachers unions on Monday.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary general, Mr Raymond Majongwe, said they want to be paid for invigilating. Zimbabwe Teachers Association chief executive officer, Mr Sifiso Ndlovu said Zimsec has demonstrated it can pay teachers since it is capable of hiring cluster managers. However, The Herald reports Zimsec said it was financially incapacitated and needs to explore ways to raise money for that purpose. Teachers also objected to the request by some school heads that they are supposed to invigilate while standing.

More: Herald

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Progressive Teachers Union of ZimbabweZimbabwe School Examinations CouncilPaul Mavima

The 'Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) is a trade union representing over 15,000 teachers and lecturers in state and private schools and colleges. The formation of the PTUZ is a direct reaction to the unfulfilled promises communicated to the masses by Zimbabwe’s liberation movements... Read More About Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe

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

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


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