Matabeleland South province is facing an acute shortage of teachers with reports indicating that some schools have only 3 teachers, taking all Grades, from ECD up to Grade 7.
In some cases, all the teachers would be untrained.
The dire situation was on Friday confirmed to the Chronicle by Matabeleland South Provincial Education Director Mr Lifias Masukume.
Masukume said that the few teachers available were overwhelmed. The most affected schools are in Insiza and Gwanda rural.