Some unions representing teachers have vowed that their members will not invigilate Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) examinations which start on 1 December saying the exams body should have a separate arrangement with them.
In a letter dated 23 November 2020 and addressed to the Public Service Commission and Primary and Secondary Education ministry, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general Raymond Majongwe said:
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We also officially inform you that our members will not invigilate Zimsec examinations because they do not work for that parastatal.
If ZIMSEC wishes to secure their services, it should negotiate with them for remuneration commensurate with that duty.
We stand ready to facilitate that dialogue before the examination session starts in earnest on December 1.
The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) said its members were still incapacitated and were also not in a position to invigilate the examinations.
Both unions, PTUZ and ARTUZ, advised their members to report for duty, with the former saying teachers should only work for a maximum of three days a week while the former has encouraged its members to attend school once every week.