Teachers warn of education sector collapse
Teachers have warned of an impending collapse of the education sector if their concerns to government are not immediately addressed.
Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) Chief Executive Officer, Sifiso Ndlovu said government must stop ignoring the grievances raised by teachers for all the parties to try and address the concerns.
“What are we doing as Zimbabweans when we allow the education system to collapse? If we want a society to be oppressed and to fail to emancipate itself make sure you ignore the education and the future of its citizens. Let us not kill that investment,” he said.
Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe secretary general, Raymond Majongwe, said government must prioritise the education sector to invest in the future.
“The moment the nation fails to realise that if education sector is not given the priority status, we are condemning the future of this nation into chaos, neglect and abject poverty. The moment we want to treat education just like another sector we are condemning this country to vulnerability and confusion,” Majongwe said.
Scholars and parents are faced with a multi-faceted economic crisis that has also seen poorly remunerated teachers threatenng a go-slow in this new term that started on Tuesday.
Interviewed parents said because of the economic crisis, they were also failing to pay for school fees and other necessities.