The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development has revealed a massive salary hike for academic and non-academic staff at public universities.
In an internal staff notice signed by the Ministry’s permanent secretary and dated 22 July 2021, the salary hike is with effect from this month.
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According to the notice, the salaries of Vice-Chancellors has been hiked from ZWL$153 996.00 to ZWL$223 294.00, while Pro-Vice Chancellors will take home $194 030.00, a significant jump from the ZWL$133 814.00 they had been getting since April.
Professors, Dean of Students, Executive Deans will receive ZWL$148 619.00 per month, Associate Professors, IT Managers, Director of Works & Estates will take home ZWL$139 146.00 and Senior Lecturers, Systems Managers, Operations Managers, ICT Managers, Projects Managers and Research Fellows will be paid ZWL$130 104.00.
Lecturers, Director Institute of Continuing Health will get ZWL$107 809.00, Assistant Lecturers, Teaching Assistants, Resident Vets, Chief Nursing Officers and Senior Technicians were awarded ZWL$73 073.00, while Computer Operators will get ZWL$47 606, up from ZWL$32 832.00.
Chief Accounts Clerks, Chief library Assistants, Service Managers and Security Officers will now take home ZWL$36 580.00 while Accounting Assistants, Library Assistants, Chief Secretaries and Senior Secretaries were awarded ZWL$31 969.00.
Senior cleaners and Messengers will now take home ZWL$19 475.00, Kitchen Porters ZWL$18 962, while Labourers and Cleaners will get ZWL$16 706.00, up from ZWL$ 9 827.