The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) warned of deteriorating levels of discipline among students if there were no alternatives to the removal of corporal punishment.
PTUZ said this in a list of demands presented to President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a state house meeting last Friday. This comes at a time when Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavima, have said government will next year amend the Education Act which will also have provisions to outlaw corporal punishment. Said PTUZ:
Some statements by government officials in relation to indiscipline by learners in schools are having the effect of abetting that scourge. We do not advocate for corporal punishment, but if we are not careful, we will soon face the problem of South Africa. Cases that come to mind are the case in which in Zaka district, a teacher was attacked by a learner at Mutonhori High School. The same happened in Lupane district and Ihlathi secondary school in Bulawayo.
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
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