ZCTU has urged the government to close down schools till striking teachers return to work because of reports of students being involved in undesirable activities in schools and there is no one to chastise them because there are no teachers to control them.
This was after a video of a nasty fight in a school where students are seen fighting each other with chairs in a classroom circulated.
ZCTU in a tweet said:
Are you in Zimbabwe?
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Close schools until teachers are back after resolving their legitimate grievances. We are going to witness fatalities in these schools without teachers. Parents why are you sending children to school?
Teachers have been on strike since schools opened on 28 September.
Below is the video of the students fighting in class:
After watching the video below, I hope you will all agree with me that:
1. Sending students to school is not wise
2. Government shuts down all schools until it resolves the salary crisis with teachers who are currently on strike@edmnangagwa@RMajongwe@MoPSEZW@ARTUZ_teachers pic.twitter.com/iyqFAuk3RW
— Esther Vongai Zimudzi (@zimudzi_vongai) October 16, 2020