Breaking News

Headmasters face arrest

by Staff reporter
29 January 2013 | 5198 Views
The Ministry of Education has embarked on a serious crackdown on school heads accused of looting teachers' incentives.

Addressing a Zanu PF provincial meeting in Bulawayo at the weekend, deputy Education minister Lazarus Dokora said his ministry has received numerous reports of thieving headmasters.

"I am receiving many reports of headmasters around the country who are abusing teachers' incentives paid by parents. And as I am talking to you we have engaged the police and those school headmasters will soon be arrested and brought before courts," said Dokora.

"These headmasters are also conniving with School Development Committees (SDC) in looting these funds."

Teachers' incentives were introduced at the height of the country's economic woes in 2008 following an increase in the number of people who were quitting the job in search of greener pastures in neighbouring countries.

Incentives in rural areas do not exceed $20, while urban teachers get between $30 and $100 per month.

Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) president Takavafira Zhou said they support any meaningful attempt to weed out corruption in the teaching profession.

He however said he doubted Dokora's sincerity as many ministry officials were involved in corrupt activities.




"We certainly condemn corruption and would welcome any meaningful attempt to bring sanity in schools. We however wonder why the ministry would bring in the police over a matter that can be resolved professionally. We also doubt the sincerity of the minister as we are aware that numerous ministry officials are part of the racket," said Zhou.

During the 2008 economic crisis more than 20 000 teachers left the country for greener pastures and provinces most affected by the teacher exodus were Bulawayo, Matabeleland South and North because of their proximity to South Africa and Botswana where teachers earn a minimum salary of 8 000 South African rands per month.

Headmaster Arrest

Source: dailynews

Could there be war if Grace Mugabe becomes President?

Yes
74.86%
No
10.29%
Who cares?
14.86%
175

Comments

Latest Classifieds (Click Here For More)

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Crocodile eggs vendor granted bail

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 715 Views

Ex- cop 'steals' $5000 from doctor

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 784 Views

Gadadi battle brings back sad memories for Mat'land - Thousands of peo...

by Thabo Kunene | 21 October 2014 | 1856 Views

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3066 Views

Man kills self after gleaning wife's romantic messages with neighbour ...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3409 Views

Fatal end to joy-swim as two boys drown - MVUMA - What began like a jo...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1717 Views

Zim seeks to clear 'bad image' in the West - NEWLY appointed Zimbabwea...

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1498 Views

VP aspirants must reform, says JB Phetshu - ZANU PF Matabeleland South...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1389 Views

Mujuru(s) reaping what they sowed?

by Chris Goko | 21 October 2014 | 3951 Views

Killer Pastor gets double life jail term - CONTROVERSIAL Jerusalem Ap...

by Court reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1456 Views

Jilted woman torches self in love dispute

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2141 Views

Woman jailed 14 months for kidnapping minor

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1225 Views

Drunk pupils thoroughly bash Maths teacher - TWO highly intoxicated pu...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3387 Views

Boarding master caught pants down with matron

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 5343 Views

Things we have learnt from and about Grace Mugabe - In the last articl...

by Alex T. Magaisa | 21 October 2014 | 3384 Views

Prophet rapes married congregant - A SELF-PROCLAIMED Gokwe prophet was...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2160 Views

MDC-T more violent than Zanu-PF - survey - THE MDC-T was fingered as t...

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 770 Views

Grace Mugabe agitating for war, says Biti - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's ...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2758 Views

Peter Ndlovu, Grobbelaar out of England's greatest 100 list

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 21 October 2014 | 2599 Views

Man assaults soldier, cops over girlfriend - A Gweru man allegedly wen...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1676 Views

Zanu-PF Politburo meeting deferred - The Zanu-PF Politburo meeting, wh...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1483 Views

Lightning strikes 50 police recruits in Zimbabwe - FIFTEEN police recr...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2391 Views

Widow stones in-laws at suicide wake - ANTI-RIOT police had to be call...

by Auxilia Katongomara | 21 October 2014 | 1377 Views

Opposition parties rallies behind Joice Mujuru - FUNCTIONARIES from o...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2451 Views

Tsvangirai set to impose Sikhala - MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yest...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1573 Views

Chamisa confronts Tsvangirai - MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Satur...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2030 Views

Wife saves boyfriend's number as 'malume' - A 34-YEAR-OLD man allegedl...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3746 Views

Moyo sucked into Grace Mugabe rally case - BULAWAYO Provincial Affairs...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2901 Views

Entertainment

Zim representative in the Big Brother Africa survives eviction - Zimba...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 1740 Views

Grace Mugabe's political comedy takes ZTV hostage - For the past two w...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 3817 Views

Oliver Mtukudzi to deliver lecture at Musica 2014 - Zimbabwe's interna...

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2014 | 1067 Views

Gezha maoko - Ladybee (Official Video)

by Staff Reporter | 19 October 2014 | 1825 Views

Matebeleland Music & Arts Festival - Sivala umnyaka ngengoma lapho sit...

by Staff Reporter | 17 October 2014 | 1515 Views

Obediah Matulana releases Christmas DVD - Bulawayo-based musician Obed...

by Staff reporter | 16 October 2014 | 1681 Views

Grace Mugabe honoured in song - Dancehall outfit Final Warning has rel...

by Tawanda Marwizi | 15 October 2014 | 2170 Views

US firm makes money off Zimbabwe concept - United States transport sh...

by Staff reporter | 14 October 2014 | 2696 Views
iBlog

Yet Another Wave Of Digital Destruction Is Coming

Malware fever keeps on raging, taking sophisticated forms to wreak havoc around the worldwide web. even if your system is guarded thoroughly, you are still skating on thin ice, so you should better keep your eyes open and think twice before you make ... Read More
SecNews 02 March 2014 ago

Protect Your Greatest Small Business Asset: Time

if your work week is way more than 40 hours, your smartphone is glued to your hand, and your to-do list is multiple pages of overdue tasks—you know how valuable every minute of your time is.your smartphone and tablet make doing business from anyw... Read More
Sergey 05 September 2014 ago