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Zimbabwe hires 4 600 teachers, eyes 2 400 more

by Staff reporter
23 May 2024 at 11:24hrs | Views
Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Torerayi Moyo, announced that a total of 4,600 teachers have been recruited since January, with plans underway to recruit an additional 2,400 during the third term.

Minister Moyo emphasized that the recruitment aims to alleviate the shortage of teachers and enhance the teacher-to-pupil ratio, ensuring quality education.

"Government has already hired 4,600 teachers and intends to recruit an additional 2,400 during the third term," stated Minister Moyo.

He affirmed the ministry's commitment to investing in teacher development programs to enhance the quality of education. "We firmly believe that motivated teachers with strong academic qualifications are fundamental to delivering quality education," he added.

Minister Moyo outlined government initiatives to reduce pupil travel distances and alleviate overcrowding in schools by constructing new primary and secondary schools. These efforts align with the Second Republic's vision of inclusivity and development.

"We plan to establish at least 200 new schools this year, some through public-private partnerships," Minister Moyo revealed.

He commended the government for achieving significant milestones over the past 44 years, noting that the country now boasts a total of 10,681 primary and secondary schools.

Source - the herald
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