Hurungwe- Senior education officers and some headmasters in Hurungwe north
circuit are accused of corruptly replacing unqualified teachers in dubious
Investigations carried by The Weekly Mirror here exposed that some unqualified teachers at Chikova primary school under Chief Kazangarare
Sources revealed that a former Grade Seven teacher Munetsi Nyika was
replaced by another untrained teacher though it is a standing rule
that Grade One and Seven classes are sensitive to be replaced unless if it
is by a qualified teacher.
‘’One teacher (name withheld) was at the school for four years teaching Grade seven which is a sensitive class as the pupils are due for exams in October was replaced by another unqualified teacher. What criteria was used no one knows’’ said a source.
The scandal exposed poor performers being taken on board
‘’If education officials want to replace unqualified teachers it
% during result based management (RBM) was dismissed leaving one
teacher, who scored 2 percent because she is linked to a senior
teacher at the school’’ added another source who refused to be named
for professional reasons.
However, sources added that one female teacher; Mavis Mukwasi’s
position was declared vacant by two schools last term raising
suspicion of underhand dealings.
double standards. It means she was at both schools in January which is
probe this as a matter of urgency’’ added a source.
Mukwasi admitted in a telephone interview that her vacant post was
declared by two schools.
‘’I do not know why Dete headmaster declared my vacant post when Chikova
headmaster also declared me. I do not suspect anything wrong over this as
am at work at my new school at Chikova’’ said Mukwasi in a telephone
‘’Recruitment of teachers is a circus as the goal posts are changed
every new term to frustrate us. This will affect pupils in the
district’’ added another source.
teachers could not be reached comment at time of writing.
However, provincial education officer Sylvester Mashayamombe demanded that
we sent questions to his offices for comment.
‘’Send your questions through fax so that we can answer the
allegations. We forward some questions to higher offices.”, said Mashayamombe.
social, political and economical crisis that gripped the country when
several thousands of trained personnel in health, education and other
sectors skipped out of the country in search of greener pastures.