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Zvishavane Teachers Turn To Vending To Supplement Income.

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The current economic challenge facing the country has turned a number of teachers within the Great Dyke into vendors for survival.

Speaking to Great Dyke News 24, a number of teachers who did not disclose their identities said their salaries have been eroded by the devaluation of RTGS dollar and they can no longer afford a decent living.

In an interview with Great Dyke News 24 the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), Southern Region Chairperson Kudakwashe Munengiwa appealed to the government to address the situation.

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Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube recently called for Zimbabweans to be patient saying the economy is going through an adjustment period.

Meanwhile 1 350 primary and secondary school teachers have been recruited this term as Government seeks to improve the teacher to student ratio and ensure quality education through the implementation of the new curriculum.

The latest second round of recruitment is part of an exercise to add 3 000 teachers to the education sector, where the teacher to student ratio is estimated to be at an average of 1:120. The government began recruitment of teaching staff last year after a 2014 freeze that was meant to rationalise the civil service and cut its high wage bill.

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