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3000 Teachers’ Contracts Not Renewed As Schools Open

Three thousand teachers who have yearly contracts have been left stranded after their contracts were not renewed in time.

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With the Minister of Education on his annual vacation, Public Service Minister Prisca Mupfumira requested written questions on the dismissals.

“We were told to readmit only a few and the criterion that was used on whose contract will be renewed and whose will not, was based on the dates the teachers applied”, said an official at the CSC Headquarters.

“Those who applied before October 31, 2015 had their contracts converted to indefinite while those who did so later and are in the majority, have no jobs.”
One teacher reportedly said they were never informed about the new requirements. “We have been told that we sent our applications late hence our contracts will not be replaced yet we used to apply at the end of the year after the contract expires,” one of the teachers who requested anonymity lamented.”
So what does these mean for the students? Are there new teachers replacing them or is there going to be a shortage of teachers in schools?

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