Mashonaland West Province Has Shortage Of 2 938 Teachers

Acting Mashonaland West Provincial education director Mr Gabriel Mhumha said the province has a shortage of 2 938 teachers.

The teacher-learner ratio in some schools was 1:70 or more in some cases. He said of the 2 938 teaching vacancies, 1 691 were for ECD classes, while 750 were needed for Grade 1 to 7 classes and 497 for secondary schools. Said Mhumha:

The total number of primary school teachers in the province is 9 336, while for secondary it is 3 608. We have 2 609 ECD teachers only in the province.

Mashonaland West Province has 16 843 teachers against a population of 509 733 learners. Government recommends a learner-teacher ratio of 1:20 for ECD classes and 1:40 for Grade 3 to 7 classes. At secondary level, a teacher is expected to attend to between 25-30 learners.

More: Herald


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Mashonaland West Province

Mashonaland West Province is one of the ten provinces in Zimbabwe. Its administrative capital is Chinhoyi. It includes areas such as Kariba, Hurungwe, Makonde, Chinhoyi, Zvimba, Norton, Chegutu, Kadoma, Mhondoro-Ngezi, Sanyati and Karoi. Read More About Mashonaland West Province

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