Senior lecturers are reportedly leaving the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) in droves over poor remuneration.
Reports suggest that senior lecturers holding doctorate degrees are currently earning about $7 000, equivalent to just over US$100 per month.
One lecturer who preferred to remain anonymous on Monday told NewZimbabwe.com that 15 lecturers left last week and most of them being vastly experienced doctors and professors. The unnamed lecturer said:
The situation here is terrible. Senior lecturers are leaving every week for greener pastures and it’s not a good sign at all given that we are in the middle of examinations and very soon, marking is starting and there is a huge shortage of staff.
For instance, only last week on Monday, 15 lecturers left, most of them being vastly experienced doctors and professors.
The Faculty of Social Sciences is the most affected with long-serving constitutional law lecturer Greg Linington and leading professors Donald Chimanikire and Hasu Patel in the Department of political and administrative studies among those who have quit.