In an interview yesterday, Primary and Secondary Education Deputy Minister Edgar Moyo said Government had agreed to review allowances for teachers.
Moyo said Government is monitoring the situation in schools to decide on the course of action to take against those who are not reporting for work. Said Moyo:
We’ve received reports that some teachers are not going to work while others are going but not teaching the children. We’ve also been informed that there are some teachers who are sending children back home. We’re monitoring the situation in schools and a decision will be made on what course of action to take on the teachers who are not doing their work and sending children back home. Government has moved in to try and meet the demands of the teachers and try to alleviate the suffering of all its workers through the National Joint negotiating Council (NJNC) starting from last year. There is also the interface between the ministry and the teachers’ unions, where the issue of allowances are being discussed. We’ve agreed that the allowances for heads of departments, teachers in charge, acting allowances and others should be reviewed.