WASHINGTON DC —
The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe has met with Zimbabwe’s education minister to seek a clarification over a recent blanket ban preventing its members from visiting schools.
PTUZ secretary general Raymond Majongwe says they met with Education Minister Lazarus Dokora on Sunday and discussed this issue together with other matters affecting the education sector.
Majongwe says the other issues discussed included the requirement that all teachers must have English, Maths and Science subjects which the minister explained that his ministry has found a donor who wanted to help teachers further their education, not that the government was forcing teachers to go back to school.
PTUZ says the minister also professed ignorance on the banning of mid-week sporting activities.
Studio 7 failed to reach Minister Dokora for a comment.
But Majongwe says after meeting with the minister they discovered that he was not aware of many matters that were presented to them as coming from the minister.
He says despite discussing some issues with the minister they still want to meet with President Robert Mugabe as per their previous request.
“As a union we have that responsibility to brief the president of the country in terms of our views on how certain things are being done or not being done,” adds Majongwe.