Teachers unions have written a petition to President Emmerson Mnangagwa asking him to listen to their complains so as to save the education sector.
On the petition signed by the four main teachers unions that is, Zimbabwe Teachers’ Union (ZIMTA), Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (TUZ), Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) among other unions, teachers pleaded with the President to capacitate teachers so that they can report for duty.
“Your Excellency, in light of the prevailing situation in the education sector and teachers’ incapacitation, we want to plead with you to intervene and save the education sector from total collapse and capacitate teachers so that they can report for duty,” the teachers said in their petition to the president. They said.
Teachers have been on strike since the opening of schools on September 28 demanding salary increase of US$520.
The teachers asked the President to treat the matter with urgency so that teachers can return to work.
“It is our prayer that this petition will be treated with the urgency it deserves because education is the bedrock of the development of any nation and it is the mother of all profession,
“We are very much aware that you are a listening President and we have no doubt that you will accord us the attention we highly anticipate. We are very optimistic that your good office will accommodate the teachers and come to their rescue for the good of the current and future generation,” said the teachers’ unions.” The teachers wrote.