Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Professor Paul Mavima, has revealed that the Public Service Commission (PSC) is negotiating with Treasury for the recruitment of 5 000 teachers. This is meant to reduce the shortage of educators in schools which have almost 13 000 vacancies.
Mavima was speaking during a Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union (Zicosu) public lecture at the United College of Education in Bulawayo. Mavima said:
So what else are we doing in order to provide opportunities? The first thing is that we are continuing to push Treasury. Right now together with PSC, we have asked for 5 000 positions to be opened up. The Minister of Finance (and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube) is favourable but I don’t know when they will give us the green light to recruit the 5 000.
He said the Government job freeze had resulted in a deficit of about 13 000 teachers. The government froze some posts citing its limited financial space.
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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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United College of Education is a Zimbabwean college located in the second largest city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, along the Old Victoria Falls Road.The college was formed as a joint venture of the Methodist, Church of Christ, Anglican Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church. Roman Catholic, Salvation Army... Read More About United College of Education
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